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Is there a limit to the number and type of datastores that can be attached to an ESXi instance?

Specifically, is there a limit to the number of NFS mounts that can be added as data stores vs the number of SAN devices vs NAS appliances vs local storage, etc?

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Configuration Maximums. Looks like 256 VMFS volumes per host max. And then:

  • NFS-attached, limit of 64
  • FC attached, limit of 256
  • iSCSI attached, limit of 256
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I knew it was an RTFM question... just didn't know which manual to look in :) thanks! – warren Sep 28 '10 at 21:48
The linked document was the first result when I searched google for "vmware datastore limits". – EEAA Sep 28 '10 at 21:49
your google-fu defeats mine today – warren Sep 28 '10 at 21:53
Hehe, no problem. Have fun with your 256 VMFS volumes. :) – EEAA Sep 28 '10 at 21:54
thanks, @ErikA :) – warren Sep 28 '10 at 23:37

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