Using OpenFiler to create 2 TB+ NTFS / NFS datastore over VMware
Posted on 2010-11-10
I'm about to create a very large file system for Windows Server and client to use (NTFS), by using Openfiler as the iSCSI initiator. [any other free appliance is also great]
Can OpenFiler that is deployed on my VMware ESXi as VM presenting / using the unformatted 2 TB+ datastore as the RDM ? [Because of the VMFS limitations it cannot recognize or use > 2 TB datastore]
My situation is to utilize the unused 6x 500 GB SATAII disks that is on my Dell Power Edge server, all of the VM is on my SAN.
Any kind of help and suggestion in presenting the unformatted LUN greater than 2 TB to the Windows Server would be greatly appreciated.