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/usr/sbin/vsim_makedisks: More than 124 disks already exist in directory ,disks.

Hi all,

 

I am trying to add more disks to an ESXi 5.5 Simultaor on 8.2.2P1 7-Mode and even in the case I assign to VM one IDE 1 TB storage I am not be able to expand the number of disks over arraound 200 GB.

 

When I try to add new disks appears the next error message on  diag user systemshell:

 

hostname% sudo vsim_makedisks -n 10 -t 36
/usr/sbin/vsim_makedisks: More than 124 disks already exist in directory ,disks.

 

Could you  tell me if this limit could be workarrounded?

 

Thanks in advance.

Re: /usr/sbin/vsim_makedisks: More than 124 disks already exist in directory ,disks.

VNNAVAR -

 

There's no hack around it I know of.

 

The old 7-sims were limited to 28 disks, and only up to 1GB sim drives.

 

I'm happy they let us have so many bigger disks on the new sims ...


I hope this response has been helpful to you.

 

At your service,

 

Eugene E. Kashpureff, Sr.
Independent NetApp Consultant http://www.linkedin.com/in/eugenekashpureff
Senior NetApp Instructor, IT Learning Solutions http://sg.itls.asia/netapp
(P.S. I appreciate 'kudos' on any helpful posts.)

 

Re: /usr/sbin/vsim_makedisks: More than 124 disks already exist in directory ,disks.

I installed an V.6 past year and add 1 TB disk , but I don't remember how I did it. 

 

Thank you so much.

Re: /usr/sbin/vsim_makedisks: More than 124 disks already exist in directory ,disks.

The default vmdk on which the sim disks reside is 250gb.  If you want more than ~220gb of sim disks you need to use a larger vmdk.  Then you can build it with a bunch of 9GB drives and max out the capacity at ~500GB.