strich55
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Unable to do a fresh install of VSphere4

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Hi,

I am having a weird problem. I am trying to install VMware VSphere4 on 2 IBM X3500 with IBM ServeRAid 8k adapter. When I start the installation, I get to point where it is asking where I want to install ESX. On both system, under "Local Storage", I see my RAID array, but it is grayed out, so I can't select it. When I click NEXT, a message is telling me to select where to install ESX.

The only thing I could see why it is not letting me select the array is that one of them is 2TB and the other is 3TB. I have look at the maximum for a datastore and the maximum is 64TB.

Any clue, anyone?

Thank you

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DSTAVERT
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While the maximum datastore is 64TB it is composed of 32 2TB LUNs Actually the LUN must be slightly smaller than 2TB by 512 bytes.

-- David -- VMware Communities Moderator

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DSTAVERT
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While the maximum datastore is 64TB it is composed of 32 2TB LUNs Actually the LUN must be slightly smaller than 2TB by 512 bytes.

-- David -- VMware Communities Moderator
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AndreTheGiant
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See this doc:

http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vsphere4/r40/vsp_40_config_max.pdf

Each disk, LUN, partition must be smaller than 2 TB - 512 B

Andre

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