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  • Can not create a VM Disk larger than 512GB

    Hi,

    I have ESXi4.1 installed.
    I added 2 new Physical Disks (New Hardware) to the existing the local storage. I added them as a separated Raid 1 on the server and added it as a new Data store in the ESX. now I see that I have a Data store with 2TB.

    The issue is that when I try to all the 2TB as a Hard Disk 2 to a VM (Windows 2008 R2) the VM properties does not allow me to add more than 512 GB.

    I attached a screen shot of this error.

    How can i add a disk with the entire 2TB (minus 512B) to the VM ?

    Your help is much appreciated.

    Thanks!
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    Re: Can not create a VM Disk larger than 512GB

    You didn't formatted the disk with a 8 MB block size.
    Recreate the datastore with a 8 MB block size
    Last edited by Dumber; 21st August 2012, 08:38.
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      Re: Can not create a VM Disk larger than 512GB

      Thanks A lot

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