Guest Reclaim to recover lost space on thin provisionned disks. After the announce few days ago I was wondering on how to possibly use this tool, since there are some limitations. Most likely, as said in the Guest Reclaim ReadMe (pdf) file, the tool will take part in future updates to VMware hypervisor. For now this tool [...]
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Thin provisionning is a subject which passions me a lot. So when I saw an article written by Gabrie van Zanten. I read carefully to see if I find something that I do not know about. Believe me, I found a good stuff you’ll want to hear about. Gabrie is an experienced virtualization architect. For [...]
VMware Converter 4.0.1 is Free Tool now fully compatible with vSphere 4. One of the great features is Thin Provisionning. What is this? The name is a bit confusing, but in real it’s really great, because it saves you tonnes of diskspace. Oh yes!! When you converting your physical server into virtual, you can chose [...]
What about Thin provisionning? Thin provisioning, new feature in vSphere 4 is great, but it’s not well know to the public and some admins, who do not use virtualization on daily basis or thinking to go virtual, do not know what’s all about. Thin provisioning can greatly FREE up to 70% of storage in Virtual [...]
I was always very happy with one of the features present in VMware Workstation since few years now. Actually you are able to specify in VMware Workstation when you configure new virtual disk how big the disk will be. But when you specify for example 50 Gigs virtual disk inside Workstation , the disks real [...]