Question about Vmware ESX 3.5 Storage options ?

Posted on 2008-11-09
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Last Modified: 2012-06-27
I have Dell PowerVault MD3000i iSCSI Configuration.Should I allocate a virtual disk or each VM ? Can I allocated on big virtual disk for all 3 VMs ?
Question by:cap7
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ESX 3.5 VMFS maximum size is 2 TB, let ESX handle the VM file creation from on the VMFS disk created whether it's the max or 500 GB.

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Can I create a 1.5 TB ESX VMFS Disk , then use VMware converter to import 3 Physical servers to VM on that one 1.5 VMFS disk, the size is 1 VM 175GB, 1 VM 30GB and 1VM  50GB, then make backup VMs on the the same 1.5 TB ESX VMFS Disk ?
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Yes, there is some disk cost for each VM, but there should still be enough room when initial VM sizes are at 255 GB.

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