Is there any way to get ESXI 5.5 "around" the 512 byte limit described in this KB article?
I would like to be able to have ESXI utilize a host with a bunch of 2.5inch 2 TB or 3TB drives in hardware RAID 5 as a local data store, but I am worried that it will not be able to see any space above 2TB. How is ESXI able to support 16 TB volumes? How is it able to do this if it cannot address single HDs bigger than 2TB? I am guessing it can when you have many smaller drives in a SAN RAIDed together?
Is there a way around this? Either by having the RAID card somehow hide this or hardware emulate present it to ESXI? I know hyper-v doesn't have this problem, but then again, Microsoft has no cluster based file system.
Thanks for your insight.