Solved

ESXi v5.1 local LUN size limitation

Posted on 2013-06-13
2
688 Views
Last Modified: 2016-11-23
What's the new size limit for local LUNs with ESXi v5.1?  My goal is to spin up a Dell 2950 with 6 x 1 TB SATA via RAID 10.  I plan to present this RAID 10 array to my ESXi install and in return present it to my StarWinds install which will be a VM on top of the ESXi.  Then I'll carve out sections of this and issue to a cluster as centralized storage.  My goal is to have two other ESXi servers use this as centralized storage in a cluster.  I'll also use the VM on the 3rd ESXi server (the centralized storage one) to I guess manage the cluster for I assume for the other two to be HA a third one will handle the heartbeat/monitoring of the other two.  I'll use a USB memory stick for my centralized storage ESXi install and boot from it.. That way I have more storage to work with...  But..  I want to boot it via ESXi so need to know what the local LUN limitation is.  As I understand with 6 x 1 TB drives I'll get 3 TBs of storage.  The other two ESXi servers will simply be 1U servers with 2 x 500 GB SATAs that ESXi will be installed onto.

thanks.
0
Comment
Question by:gopher_49
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 120

Accepted Solution

by:
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
ID: 39246802
VMFS-5 now supports datastores up to 64TB in size. VMFS-5 is the new VMFS system in VMware vSphere 5.x. which includes ESXi 5.1.

see this document

Configuration Maximums for VMware vSphere 5.0

So your 3TB RAID 10 array is within these limits.

Personally, I would use USB flash drives or SD cards to install ESXi onto.
0
 

Author Comment

by:gopher_49
ID: 39247708
I'll look at getting the USB flash drive add on versus using a memory stick... But..  Sounds like my configuration will work.

Thanks.
0

Featured Post

Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Will try to explain how to use the VMware feature TAGs in the VMs and create Veeam Backup Jobs using TAGs. Since this article is too long, I will create second article for the Veeam tasks.
In this article, I will show you HOW TO: Suppress Configuration Issues and Warnings Alert displayed in Summary status for ESXi 6.5 after enabling SSH or ESXi Shell.
Advanced tutorial on how to run the esxtop command to capture a batch file in csv format in order to export the file and use it for performance analysis. He demonstrates how to download the file using a vSphere web client (or vSphere client) and exp…
This Micro Tutorial walks you through using a remote console to access a server and install ESXi 5.1. This example is showing remote access and installation using a Dell server. The hypervisor is the very first component of your virtual infrastructu…

696 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question