VMMyke
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10TB of local Storage yet can't address / access or see more then the first 1.09TB (( vSphere 4.0 ))

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I have a Dell PW 2950 Gen III with 6 X 2TB SATA Disks local. I created a single 10TB Disk with in the RAID Controller. I install and license vSphere 4.0 w/o any trouble. Yet when I great my 1st datastore it only shows 1.09TB of space to do that within. I see no free disk space so apx 8TB of storage is missing.

Build -- ESXi 4.0.0, 208167

Please provide and advise you can.

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AntonVZhbankov
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ESX supports LUNs up to 2TB minus 512B size, so you have to split your storage into smaller 2TB chunks.

If you want one big datastore you can make it from 5 LUNs 2TB each with extents.


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AntonVZhbankov
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ESX supports LUNs up to 2TB minus 512B size, so you have to split your storage into smaller 2TB chunks.

If you want one big datastore you can make it from 5 LUNs 2TB each with extents.


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MCSA, MCTS, VCP, VMware vExpert '2009

http://blog.vadmin.ru

EMCCAe, MCITP: SA+VA, VCP 3/4/5, VMware vExpert http://blog.vadmin.ru
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RParker
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In addition to what Anton said, you will have horrid performance on local SATA drives. I hope you don't have many VM's, a few LARGE vmdk VM's is ok, but I wouldn't expect good performance from say 10 or more VM's.. just FYI.

Therefore I would setup a RAID 10, then make 3 1.5 TB Virtual Drives within that RAID.

VMMyke
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Thank you both for the info. This Box is more of a Lab / Play box

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jbruelasdgo
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keep this doc at hand: http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vsphere4/r40/vsp_40_config_max.pdf

it tells you the "limits" for ESX, including size of datastores

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Jose B Ruelas

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Jose B Ruelas http://aservir.wordpress.com
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