How about error limit 2TB physical HDD

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I install Centos 5.4 64bit, on 01 HDD
My Raid volume is 6 TB, mount well to system, and formated ext3
I installed VMWare Workstation 7, install Centos 5.4 also,
But when I add more Hardisk to this VM, choice Physical Disk, to mount 6tb Disk, it show error:
"The physical disk is too big. The maximum size allowed is 2TB."
How can I do?
Thank you!
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Top Expert 2009

Commented:
Yup that is the max supported physical disk size for vmware worstation
Top Expert 2009

Commented:
Fyi, max size for virtual disk under vmware workstation is 950GB

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Commented:
Thank you
But How can I resolve?
If I should use VMware Server and It's free?
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Top Expert 2009

Commented:
You dont have the option to add physical disk to VM in vmware server, it's free but with limited features
Can i know why you need 6TB? What you plan to use it for?

Author

Commented:
It's for big filehosting service
Top Expert 2009

Commented:
Perhaps you should use soft raid5 under linux instead
Create multiple 2TB virtual disks for the VM and then create raid 5 from them
Well just an idea, not sure if this is what you want
Top Expert 2009

Commented:
Sorry let me rephrase...
Attach multiple 2TB physical disks for the VM and then create raid 5 from them

Author

Commented:
oh, I'm afraid that raid5 software slow
I do Raid6 hardware to performance!
And I think this is limit, and I can not use VMWare WS in this case!
May be use VMWare ESX ? But I have not much money :(
Top Expert 2009
Commented:
You can get esxi4 for free(just register at vmware website to get the free key) but you will get the same issue as each virtual disk max to 2TB in esx4/esxi4

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Commented:
Thank you anyway!
May be I can not use VMWare in this case!

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