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HP DL360 G7 with Vmware ESXi 4.1 and internal storage

Lars_12
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HP DL360 G7 with Vmware ESXi 4.1 and internal storage

I have a DL360 G7 which i installed VMware ESXi 4.1. I have put in 8 x 500GB disks. 2 x 500Gb are RAID1. How should i configure the rest 6 x 500 Gb? I've created them in a RAID5, but vmware cant see these disks so i cant create a datastore with them.

 

 

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SMR
Valued Contributor

Re: HP DL360 G7 with Vmware ESXi 4.1 and internal storage

Coud it be some kind of volume size limit? I don't think so but maybe try creating a logical drive of less than 2TB.

Joshua Small_2
Valued Contributor

Re: HP DL360 G7 with Vmware ESXi 4.1 and internal storage

VMware does not support volumes greater than (2TB - 512b).
It doesn't make sense to create multiple arrays in general, particularly if you planned on using 2x500gb disks for the VMware install (which will use 8GB max).. Either create one large RAID10 or RAID5 array. Then use ACU to create logical drives, which are small enough to satisfy the size limits.