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how to create block size to 8mb in ESXi5.0

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Dear Experts:
Installed Vsphere ESXi5.0 on pendirve and while adding the datastore iam not finding the option to create the block size to 8MB it only creates 1MB, please suggest me how to create 8MB block for the datastore.

Thanks in advance.
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I think from ESXi5.0 onwards there is no option to create the block size by default it is taken to 1MB and cannot edit this. Please suggest.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE) earned 500 total points
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No requirement to anymore, that was required before ESXi 5.0.

See below

VMFS-5 Enhancements

    Unified 1MB File Block Size. Previous versions of VMFS used 1,2,4 or 8MB file blocks. These larger blocks were needed to create large files (>256GB). These large blocks are no longer needed for large files on VMFS-5. Very large files can now be created on VMFS-5 using 1MB file blocks.

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http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2011/07/new-vsphere-50-storage-features-part-1-vmfs-5.html
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