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I've have a raid 5 created as a single volume on a DL380 G5.  I then install 4.1 ESXi and I see the 200gb drive available that I install ESXi on.   However, upon setup and booting into vsphere I see only 35gb for the datastore and it's not showing the full data store size of 200gb.  There is only one logical volume raid 5 on this server.  What could cause this to only show 35gb and and extents of the full 200gb?
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Question by:Matt Kallmeyer
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by:bjove
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You can create another datastore:
Select Configuration Tab -> Storage -> Add Storage
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by:mpiceni
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Sounds like ESX sees only 1 drive and not the entire RAID volume. This is quite common if the RAID controller is not fully supported by VmWare (for example the onboard Intel ICHxR controllers). Check VmWare HCL to see if your controller is supported. If not, also check this site:
http://www.vm-help.com
it's unofficial, but may help for some particular hardware.
If still no solution, there's no other way than adding a supported add-on controller.
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by:Luciano Patrão
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Hi

If this a original HP DL380 G5 server, is fully supported and have no issues in the ESX or ESXi

I think you are missing something here. The rest of the is the local storage.

Can you take print screen from your Storage and Storage Adapter in your vCenter client?

Jail
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by:Matt Kallmeyer
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Here is the storage adapter screenshot, along with the datastore.  I was rounding with the 200gb earlier.  The exact numbers are a little higher.
storage-adapter.jpg
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We ended up deleting and re-creating the datastore and that pulled the full raid size in for the new datastore.  
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