Hello, someone increased a virtual disk size on an ESXi 5.1 system to 2TB and now we are getting this error
Create virtual machine snapshot VIRTUALMACHINE File <unspecified filename> is larger than the maximum size supported by datastore '<unspecified datastore>'
File is larger than the maximum size supported by datastore
Googleing the error I find this article
VMware - Creating a snapshot for a virtual machine fails with the error: File is larger than maximum file size supported
After looking at this, it's not entirely clear what I have to do to fix this. It seems that I am already at the maximum file size so moving to a different volume wouldn't help.
It does mention either changing the location of the .vmx file or changing the location of the snapshots.
Even after reading through this I'm still very fuzzy on what I need to do or how to do it. For instance if I want to create the snapshots in a different location as illustrated below I'm not clear on how large a volume I need or even how to directly edit the .vmx file on an iSCSI LUN.
Creating snapshots in a different location than default virtual machine directory
Thanks for any advice you can offer.