We ran into an interesting issue last week. While trying to migrate some VMs onto a replicated datastore for SRM, we got this interesting error:
File [source-datastore]path/to.vmdk is larger than the maximum size supported by datastore ‘target-datastore
It’s strange because this is a 5.5 vCenter, 5.1 hosts, both datastores are vmfs5 and the vmdks were 60GB & 80GB. From what I could tell, everything was identical. Further testing revealed I could storage vMotion from the SRM datastore to regular datastores, but I could not move anything onto the SRM datastore.
After googling, I found the standard VMware response of ‘select a different datastore’, and further research didn’t show much else beyond the differences of the vmfs versions, and differences between vmfs5 among 5.0, 5.1, and 5.5. That’s nice and all, but none of these applied to me.
Restarted vCenter services on a whim, and guess what? It worked! LOL! Sometimes the strangest of issues can be fixed by the simplest of things.
Legend! Had the exact same issue with a recently added datastore that had settings identical to other working datastores. Restarted vCenter as you suggested and bam, starting working
Thanks man, awesome, help me alot!
Thank you for this post, worked perfectly for me too! Just restart vCenter Server Service ;-)
Thanks a lot for sharing such a simple fix.
This solution worked for me too!
Thanks for this fix !
Thank you! Searched KBs high/low and couldn’t figure out what the issue was – this resolved it. v6.0U1
Thanks man! That’s what I’ve been looking for. Worked like a charm for vCenter 6.0U2 and SRM 6.1.1. Problem occurs after running recovery plan.