Does anyone have any insight into this?:
Hardware: HP DL360e gen8
ESXi: HPE-ESXi-6.0.0-Update2-iso-600.9.6.5.7 (Hewlett Packard Enterprise) -- afaik the latest supported version for this machine
I have 2 datastores on the host:
- a 500G RAID1, let's call it datastore-small (where ESXi is installed)
- a 18T RAID5, let's call it datastore-big
Working via the VMware host client:
I have a machine whose disk is on datastore-small, and my objective is to add a second hard disk that is on datastore-big.
The procedure is fairly straightforward: clicking Edit settings > Add hard disk > New hard disk, choosing datastore-big, SCSI controller, thin provisioned, etc.
When the disk is added, it's on datastore-small
Oddly enough, if I create a machine whose disk is on datastore-big and try to add a new disk on datastore-small, the new disk is added to datastore-big and I can't get it on the other datastore.
If I delete the disk, move the .vmdk files manually to the other datastore and try to add it as an existing disk, it gets recognised as a thick provisioned disk and is subjected to the size limits of the datastore where it was created (and not where it resides)
If I try to create a machine that has a disk in each datastore, the configuration is rejected with:
Failed - File [datastore1*] Testmachine/Testmachine1.vmdk was not found
(*corresponding to the datastore chosen for the second hard disk in the configuration)
Does anyone know what might be going on?