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  1. Welcome to vSphere-land! » vSphere 5.5 Link-O-Rama

    […] vSphere 5.5 Jumbo VMDK Deep Dive (Long White Clouds) vSphere 5.5 Windows Failover Clustering Support (Long White Clouds) VMworld 2013: What’s new in vSphere 5.5: Storage (Mike Laverick) vSphere 5.5 UNMAP Deep Dive (VMware vEvangelist) 64TB VMDKs? Yes we can. (VM Today) VMware’s Strategy for Software-Defined Storage (VMware CTO Blog) What’s New in vSphere 5.5 Storage (VMware vSphere Blog) Comparing VMware VSA & VMware Virtual SAN (VMware vSphere Blog) VMworld 2013: STO5715-S – Software-defined Storage – The Next Phase in the Evolution of Enterprise Storage (VMworld TV) vSphere 5.5 Improvements Part 3 – Lions, Tigers, and 62TB VMDKs (Wahl Network) vSphere 5.5 nuggets: changes to disk.terminateVMOnPDLDefault (Yellow Bricks) vSphere 5.5 nuggets: Change Disk.SchedNumReqOutstanding per device! (Yellow Bricks) […]

  2. Welcome to vSphere-land! » Top 10 things you must read about vSphere 5.5

    […] vSphere 5.5 Jumbo VMDK Deep Dive (Long White Clouds) […]

  3. EricSinger
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    Is it safe to assume that with vRDM, pRDM and NFS that the pointer block cache is not used? Meaning this only is design consideration around VMFS?

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  4. VMware 5.5 Deep | Anupam Pushkar
    VMware 5.5 Deep | Anupam Pushkar at |

    […] vSphere 5.5 Jumbo VMDK Deep Dive (Long White Clouds) […]

  5. » vSphere Metro Stretched Cluster with vSphere 5.5 and PDL AutoRemove Long White Virtual Clouds

    […] my article vSphere 5.5 Jumbo VMDK Deep Dive I covered the new PDL AutoRemove feature of vSphere 5.5 briefly, including it’s impact on […]

  6. JoelA
    JoelA at |

    So if my understanding is correct, while you can now have up to 64TB of VMDK storage per VM, it only supports 128TB of VMDK storage per *host*. So having 3 VMs with 64TB VMDKs or 4 VMs each with 50TB VMDKs is going to cause problems?

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  7. How to upgrade local VMFS3 Datastore to VMFS5 DataStore in VMware ESXi 5.1.0 | Basics of Java and Cloud Computing

    […] vSphere 5.5 Jumbo VMDK Deep Dive […]

  8. VM-Zugg
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    What would the backup options be for large VMs like this?

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  9. » VMworld USA 2013 By The Numbers Long White Virtual Clouds

    […] 62 is the number of TB supported for a single VMDK on a VM (Which I have covered in detail in my article vSphere 5.5 Jumbo VMDK Deep Dive). […]

  10. Storage Links » Welcome to vSphere-land!

    […] Hogan) vSphere 5.5 Storage Profiles Are Now Storage Policies (Everything Should Be Virtual) vSphere 5.5 Jumbo VMDK Deep Dive (Long White Clouds) vSphere 5.5 Windows Failover Clustering Support (Long White Clouds) VMworld […]

  11. VMware Link Collection | Life
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    […] (Cormac Hogan) vSphere 5.5 Storage Profiles Are Now Storage Policies (Everything Should Be Virtual) vSphere 5.5 Jumbo VMDK Deep Dive (Long White Clouds) vSphere 5.5 Windows Failover Clustering Support (Long White Clouds) VMworld […]

  12. 5 Tips to Help Prevent 80% of Virtualization Problems | Long White Virtual Clouds

    […] I wrote an article a while ago titled The Case for Larger Than 2TB Virtual Disks and The Gotcha with VMFS about some of the limits within VMware vSphere, some of which are documented in KB’s but not in the product documentation. Whatever hypervisor technology you’re working with you need to understand the limits of it’s storage stack and stay a safe distance from them in your environments. As soon as you exceed the limits you are bound to run into trouble. This has changed significantly with vSphere 5.5, so you might want to check out my article vSphere 5.5 Jumbo VMDK Deep Dive. […]

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