What is the max hard disk we can configure to VM?
Virtual machines with large capacity virtual hard disks or disks greater than 2 TB must meet resource and configuration requirements for optimal virtual machine performance. The maximum value for large capacity hard disks is 62 TB. When you add or configure virtual disks, always leave a small amount of overhead.
What is the maximum size of a VMDK?
The maximum supported VMDK size is 62TB.
How many Vmdk can be added to VM?
Maximum of 20 virtual disks presented to a VM.
How many SCSI drives can be in a VM?
four SCSI controllers
Each virtual machine can have a maximum of two IDE controllers, four SCSI controllers, four SATA controllers, and four NVMe controllers. The default controller is number 0, for each type of controller and the first hard disk is assigned to the default controller 0 at the bus node (0:0) while creating a VM.
How many IDE devices can be configured for a VM on ESXi hosts?
A virtual machine can support 6 devices, if 2 of them are Teradici devices. Table 6 contains configuration maximums related to ESXi host clusters and resource pools.
What is Port Group in VMware?
Port groups allow us to logically carve up our virtual ports that are available on a particular vSwitch. We can apply traffic policy rules at the port group level – security rules and traffic shaping. Port groups are where we can also assign VLANs to our traffic.
What is the maximum supported VMDK size on an ESXi Server?
An ESXi 5.5 or later host is required. The maximum supported VMDK size on an VMFS-5 datastore is increased to 62 TB. However, the maximum supported VMDK size on VMFS-3 is still 2 TB. The maximum supported size of a VMDK on NFS is the lesser of 62 TB and 1% less than the maximum file size supported by the NFS filesystem.
What are the limitations of large capacity virtual disks in VMware?
In vSphere 5.5.x and 6.0.x, large capacity virtual disks have these conditions and limitations: An ESXi 5.5 or later host is required. The maximum supported VMDK size on an VMFS-5 datastore is increased to 62 TB. However, the maximum supported VMDK size on VMFS-3 is still 2 TB.
Is it possible to hot-extend a virtual disk to over 2TB?
If you’ve ever tried to hot-extend a virtual disk to over 2TB, you received an error. If you have been wondering why you should upgrade to vSphere 6.5, one of the many storage enhancements allows you to hot-extend a virtual disk past 2TB without having to power off the virtual machine!
Can I create or extend a vmdk larger than 2 TB?
A VMDK larger than 2 TB can be created on a virtual machine that is powered on or off, but extending a VMDK beyond 2 TB is only supported when the virtual machine is powered off. You must use the vSphere Web Client to create or extend a VMDK beyond 2 TB. For more information, see the Troubleshooting section.