are you trying to use the 5 TB raid as a physical disk inside a VM ?
That will not work - max allowed size is 2 Tb - max known to work flawless size is 950 Gb.
Or are you just storeing usual vmdks on that 5 Tb volume ?
Just storing VMs on the RAID volume...
try to add this line to the vmx-file:
Maybe that helps.
Which vmdk-type do you use ?
monolithicSparse ? - thats the one piece growing type ?
The disks are single file, not preallocated.
The line 'diskLib.sparseMaxFileSizeCheck= "false"' seems to have done the trick!
The underlying problem turned out to be the use of the "subst" command to create a virtual drive. I try to maintain the same environment across machines and had created a "V:\" drive in "R:\Drive-V". When I access the vmdk directly as R:\Drive-V\Machine\Drive.vmdk rather than V:\Machine\Drive.vmdk everything works as it should without the need to modify the vmx file...
use junctions instead of subst - works better