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VMware Datastore Space

We are using VMware ESXi v5.0. One of the SAN datastores' (DS1) Capacity and Free Space are showing in TB whereas all other datastores are showing in GB.

Why this type of abnormality is showing for this datastore? Is there any specific reason for that? Can you please help me on that?

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DS1 datastore space
Other Datastores
Other Datastores
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
What size is the datastore?

was it created on these 5.0 hosts?

is it VMFS-5 ?

is this summary from vCenter Server or directly connected to host?
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hchabriaAuthor Commented:
What size is the datastore? --> It's 500 GB
Was it created on these 5.0 hosts? --> No, this is not a local datastore. It was created in SAN.
Is it VMFS-5? --> It is VMFS 5.4
Is this summary from vCenter Server or directly connected to host? --> It is from vCenter Server. I tried directly connecting to the host but same thing is showing.

Please find below the datastore property.
 Datastore Property
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
If you delete the datastore, and re-create does it reflect the correct capacity.
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hchabriaAuthor Commented:
I have not tried that. May be after re-creating the datastore the problem gets resolved, but before that I want to know the root cause of this abnormality. Can you please help me on that?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
A bug!
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AbhilashBloggerCommented:
Has to be a Bug.
Have seen this in other products too. Once my chargeback server data collector said it last collected storage data in the year 1001. When i asked VMware support guys they said its a bug.
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hchabriaAuthor Commented:
Is there any patches available to fix this bug? Do I have to recreate this datastore?
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AbhilashBloggerCommented:
Recreating a datastore is a better option. There would not be a specific patch for this.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
What build of ESXi 5.0 are you using?

They have also been two upgrades since 5.0, 5.1 and 5.5!
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hchabriaAuthor Commented:
Here is the build version - VMware ESXi 5.0.0 build-623860

Yes, upgrades are there but we have not planned yet to do that as with v5.0 is a quite stable VMware environment for us. What do you suggest?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
I would suggest, deleting the datastore, and re-creating, and see if you can generate the same issue.
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hchabriaAuthor Commented:
You are absolutely correct. Sorry for not to point the first one as an answer. Now I am unable to do so, can you please mark the first one as an answer?
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