what is the best way of creating VM with huge Volume which is larger than 2TB
Posted on 2012-04-12
I have vmware esxi 4.1 and I'm planning to setup a server which has to have 3 drives C:D: and E
- C drive can be anything
- D drive must be 4TB
- E drive must be 4TB
My plan is create a VM for C: drive.
Then for D and E create 8 more 2TB VMDK using VMFS3 8MB block size, attach them to VM, , stripe two VMDK to get 4TB for D and stripe the rest two to get E.
In order to do that what is the maximum Datastore size for esxi4.1 ?Is it 2TB ?
if it is 2TB, do I have to create multiple Datastore and when I attach VMDK to VM,
would I be able to browse from different datastore and able to attach VMDK to that VM itself and I'll be able to stripe those VMDK which are from different datastore?
I never created VM larger than 250GB and I need to plan to setup a server with 5TB capacity
Could you advise me the best practice to setup 5TB VM in esxi 4.1?
Thanks in advance