ESXi 4.1 Install on Dell R610 server
Posted on 2010-08-30
I have a Dell R610 server that I plan to use for training purposes. We were expecting full Sphere 4.1 and VCenter licenses, but that does not seem to be coming true so I am forced to use the free one.
Server is a beast.
2 x X5660 processors
6x600GB 10K drives (RAID5 w/ HS)
I installed ESXi 4.1 on the box using defaults. Once installed, I connect to the system using the VMWare Sphere Client and I can manage the server. I updated my license info and all seems good. But when I go to have a look at the datastore, it only shows as 180GB as opposed to the 2.1TB I was expecting. Not sure if there is a 2TB limit or not, but even that I would take at this time. I try to extend or add and no options are available. Why am I not seeing all my internal storage as available for VM's???