Monday, November 10, 2008

Virtual servers drive size on ESX 3.5


"The problem? A general system error occurred: The file is too big for the filesystemThis was the error I received when attempting to create a 600GB Virtual Disk on VMWare ESX Server 3.5.This was a problem. I learned the reason why though. Since I partitioned the storage volumes during installation the installer used block size 1 which only allows Virtual Disks of 256GB.The solution? Reformat the volume with larger block sizes.
Block size Max Virtual Disk size:

1 - 256 GB
2 - 512 GB
4 - 1024 GB
8 - 2048 GB"
I had same problem.

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