2015-05-06 05:03 AM
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.
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2015-05-06 07:04 AM
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.)
2015-05-07 11:36 PM
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.