I have a new Dell server, with 8 600GB disks in it in a RAID-6 array. All together, they are 3.3TB of online drive space.
So I loaded it with ESX/i 4, and am trying to create a Datastore to put the VMs on. When I try to create the datastore, I am using the 8MB block size, but the net size of the datastore is ALWAYS 1.27TB, rather than the true capacity of 3.3TB!
No matter what size I make the store, it always comes out to 1.27TB (even if I make it smaller, like say 1,024GB), and it will even show me that there are 3.3TB of space, but it still says that 1.27 is free.
Am I doing something wrong here? I created screenshots of the datastore configuration process in hopes that someone might be able to help me out here...