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VMware VM with more than 2TB of disk space

I'm a VCP 4 so I'm aware of the configuration maximums for LUNs/RDMs/VMDKs in vSphere 4, but say I want to create a VM that has a logical drive bigger than 2TBs. The only ways I can think of doing ...
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Issues with creating a snapshot

We have a strange issue when attempting to create a snapshot in one of our regional environments. We have 4 VMs, 2 of them have mulitple VMDKs spread onto different datastores. When a snapshot is ...
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Error adding 4tb LUN (Raw Device Mapping) to ESX4 VM

I'm trying to map an existing 4tb LUN from a Fibre Channel SAN, through to a VM in my ESX4 environment. It keeps telling me that the VMDK file size exceeds the the maximum size supported by the ...
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PowerCLI Syntax: copy-harddisk

Whats the correct syntax for coping a vmdk with PowerCLI? I'd like to do the same as vmkfstools -i Get-HardDisk Machine1 | Copy-HardDisk "[DS] Machine2/test.vmdk" Produces: Copy-HardDisk : ...
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copy vmware vmdk files while vm is running

I need to copy some VMs from one datastore to another. I'm running ESX 3.5 U3, VMs are mostly Windows-based. I don't care about data integrity since it's only to test NetApps deduplication on the ...