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Creating Vdisks larger than 2TB
« on: February 13, 2017, 04:27:14 AM »
Hi,

I'm running ESXi 6.0.0 (3260759).  I have a 5.5 TB RAID 5 array attached.  I would like to allocate most of the storage to a vmdk for a single box (which will server as an NFS server providing the storage to other vm hosts).

Anyway (the machine type is 10), I tried creating a 4 TB Virutal Disk, the OS recognized it as 4TB, but when I try and format it, it will only shiows 2TB as available.

(I was able to work around it by creating 2x 2TB disks and then making a Linear Software RAID that concatenates the 2 together, I then see a 4 TB disk The guest is a Linux OS System).

I came across an article saying that >2tb needs to be created via the web interface, but I only have the free license, so I can't access that.

Any ideas on how to create a usesable disk >2tb. 

thanks,
James