Max hard drive size vm - esx 6.5

Hi, i have a File server on vmware esx 6.5, it says maximum disk size is 2.97tb for one of the drives, i thought esx 6.5 supported larger drives than this?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Yes, it can have a maximum virtual machine disk of 62TB.

see here

https://configmax.vmware.com/guest

(but that figure you are reading could be based on the max size available to grow to, based on storage space on datastore!).
Cobra25Author Commented:
The datastore has 2tb free. Why does it say max size though on one of the VM hard drives as 2.97tb? The current drive is 2.5tb in space.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
What is the version of the virtual machine, and also are you using the Web Client ?
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Cobra25Author Commented:
I am using the web client to connect to vcenter, the version of the virtual machine it says it VM Version 13
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
screenshots please of the issue.

and datastore free storage.
Cobra25Author Commented:
See attached.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Okay, so your datastore size of MAXIMUM 3.64TB.

Current FREE SPACE is 649.49GB

This VM has a current disk of 2406 GB (2.4TB)

So adding the FREE space of 649GB is approx a max size of 2.98TB (2406GB + 649GB)....

Hence why the MAX SIZE is 2.98TB based on your datastore free space!

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Cobra25Author Commented:
Oh man, i feel dumb now, but THANK YOU!!!!
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
That's not a problem, we are ONLY HUMAN!
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