venkat0529
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Creating Larger vmdk (>4TB) for vm regarding

We have vcenter 7 running in our environment.We use SAN storgae from Dell.We create 4TB luns at physical storage as recommended by vmware and using it we create datastore and datastore clusters.But we are getting requirement of assigning vmdk more than 4Tb say 6TB to the vm.The current approach we are following is creating 2 luns of size say 4TB and 2TB and asking user to create a lvm out of it.We are having frequent requests of vmdk more than 6TB.So instead of creating 2 luns and creating lvm out of it,we want to provide the user direct the requested size.Can someone suggest us the best approach for implementing this keeping in mind not much performance degradation or vm issues in those cluster when cloning or backing up or taking a snapshot,datastore failures and other issues.Thanks in advance

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a_p_
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Where did you read about this "recommendation", and is it a current one?

With current vSphere versions, and storage systems, there shouldn't be any issues with creating larger LUNs/datastores which meet the production requirements.

André

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