How to Create Lager Drives Than 256 GB in ESXi 4.0
Recently I’ve tried to create a harddisk for a virtual machine in VMware that I wanted to be 600 GB in size. I ran the “Add Hardware” wizard in vSphere Client and selected the harddisk, typed 600 GB as disk size and !PLONK! hmmm, it defaults to 256 GB. Googletime! As I now learned the max size of the disk or rather the max size of the VMDK is directly dependant of the block size of the VMFS partition.