I have a vnxe 3150 with 25TB
one cifs share of 15.8TB and a vmware share of 9TB
I have deleted the vmware share, so I can see the 9TB of free space in my capacity pool
I would want to use these 9TB to expand my cifs share but I can't
When I go to my cifs share, in the Shared folder capacity Tab, the maximum size is only 15.999TB
Are cifs shares limited to 16TB ?
If this is NAS file System on a Unified VNX System managed by the data mover, then you do NOT enlarge it by expanding the https://dell.to/31g94rJ simply extend the file system. Reason is that there is a volume manager layer in between that spreads NAS file Systems between LUNs through a NAS pool concept. If there is space in the NAS pool (not block pool) you simply expand the fs - if not you add LUNs to the NAS pool and then extend the fs.
Please let us know if you have any other questions.
You should be able to. You might want to contact support and open a case to see why it is not allowing you to expand.