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i am new to vmware and following the tech notes to install the ESXI4.1.0.

i configured my server wit RAID1 and RAID5 and installed Esxi on Raid1
i now try to add the aditional storage and was expecting the aditional storage to be  136GB as #*73GB, but some reason it says only 68GB available.
i do not understnad why?
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by:Luciano Patrão
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Hi

First this is local Storage, yes?

If you multiple you 68.30Gb by 2 you get the amount of you total Storage 136Gb.

So what is the size for the RAID1 that you created?

Did not understand the 73GB

Please can you clarify more your Storage, and RAIDs created?

Jail
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by:pdsmicro
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yes , it is local storage

this is my server config.
HP pro DL380 G5,
Smart array P400
total of 6  disks.
i configured the disk as below
RAID1=2 disks=2*72GB
Raid5= 3 disks=3*72GB
Hotspare=1=72GB

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by:Luciano Patrão
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Hi

What is the size that you have from the RAID in the VMware?

Take a print screen of that Datastore(here you have the VMware installed, but also the free space).

Jail
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
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It looks like there are existing NTFS partitions present on the disks?

Delete these partitions, or destroy the RAID arrays and start again.
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by:pdsmicro
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you are correct, i deleted the RAID and configured again.
All good now.
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