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How do i identify VMFS2 block size and VMDK files size in VMware

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Hi experts,

How do i identify VMFS2 block size and VMDK files size in VMware. Help me in this issue.

thanks
Maddy.

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Paul SolovyovskySenior IT Advisor
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What version of ESX/ESXi are you working with?
MaddyUNIX

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Hi paulsolov;
we r using VMware 2.5.5.


thanks  
MaddyUNIX

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More info: form ESX console
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MaddyUNIX

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Hi ,
We have tried vmkfstools command with -P flag but its not giving desired
info. (block size information), any how we have tried  vmkfstools with -l
flag which gives block size but not sure about that.

thanks
siva.
Paul SolovyovskySenior IT Advisor
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what happens when you're in VI Client and you do properties on the volume?  Can you do a screenshot?

Another way to find out is to create a 258GB partition on a VM (if you have room).  If you can't make a partition than you know that the block size is 1MB
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Thanks- However the VI client is older version we are not able to see the volume using VI. Only way need to know how to check using ESX through  command line.
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Hi Za mkh:

Our vi client is very old..... we not able to see sny info abt VMfs blocksize ...... all i need how to check VMFS block size in command line.


thanks ..


siva.
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The command is listed in my post as well as how to interpret it from the command line..
MaddyUNIX

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hi za mkh,  I agree on the last post, can u tel me how to find VMDK file size.

Thanks for u Help sir.

siva.
A normal ls -lh of your VMFS Datastore would provide you this info.
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