RDMs not showing correct size? ?


I'm at a client site.  One of their machines has two backup drives attached - each one 15 TB (see picture1)

When I pull up that machine in vcenter, I see both RDMs (i'm assuming the two 15TB volumes in windows).  (see picture2)

I can confirm by browsing the datastore that there are two 15TB VMDK files (16,106,130,000 bytes) in the datastore (see picture3)

Now if I navigate to "ClusterData04" it shows only 2TB capacity. (see picture4)

Any ideas?  There are other datastores in the list that are above 2TB (there are some that are 6TB, 3TB, etc) so it's not like that 2TB is just the limit

Open to suggestions
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
It's a bug and not uncommon. (if you see you will find more.....)

see here also, you are not the only one....

Does the space within the OS confirm also the size ?

Re-scan, Refesh, Update firmware, Update ESXi.
Mystical_IceAuthor Commented:
Looks like it really is a bug then.  The OS confirms the right size, and the SAN confirms the right size, just not esxi
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
We've seen it many times!!!

Removing and Re-adding solves it, but we would not go to this extent, just to prove it, if the OS is working well!

Plenty of other issues to resolve.....

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Mystical_IceAuthor Commented:
Actually realized that's not it!  Since these are RDMs, those 15TB files are just POINTERS - this goes along my other question:

No way to mark the question in progress still, but see this:
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