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Hi

I have a new machine wih 2.18TB free space but when I tried to create a new datastore to host my VMs vSphere is giving me 187GB as space available but the capacity is 2.18TB

How to fix this issue?

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 2000 total points
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This is because the maximum VMFS3 datastore for 4.1 is 2TB-512bytes.

see here

Configuration Maximums for VMware vSphere 4.1

http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vsphere4/r41/vsp_41_config_max.pdf

What you need to do is make sure the LUN (logical disk/RAID array) you present to the server is less than 2TB-512bytes.

or split into two equal 1TB chunks.

(this was overcome in 5.x!)
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Very good answer
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