windows server 2012 can not allow to make hdd parition more than 2 tb and remaining I can not use.
Posted on 2014-12-26
I have IBM System X 3500 M4 serve with 16gb ram and four 1 tb SAS hdd.
I had purchased internal RAID 5 activation key and make raid 5 for four hdd. So I get 2.81 tb space which is correct.
I had installed vmware esxi 5.5 in my server which is installed perfectly fine.
In Virtual machine I am allowing 2.7tb space for windows 2012 server.
While installing server I allow 300 GB space for OS Partition and remaining space for D drive partition.
But when I create partition OS, remaining partition get split automatically in two parts (as D drive) 1.7 tb and 700gb free. Also I can not use remaining 700 gb as another C Drive.
I want to use complete space for D Drive.
1) Is there any limitation of windows 2012 server for partition? if yes what are the limitation?
2) Is there any issue with inbuilt RAID 5?
3) Is there any limitation in VMWARE Esxi 5.5?
4) How I can use more space in single drive?