Disk VMWare

Partition Alignment and block size VMware 5

This post spawned from a question in the official VMware forums and got me thinking about this problem.  For years I have manually adjusted by partition alignment on my linux […]

Disk Linux VMWare

Create a ISO datastore with CentOS

Morning, This came up in a discussion in the vmware forums and I figured I would put it all down.  The user wanted to be able to have his ISO’s […]

Disk VMWare

NFS for virtual machines Why?

A lot of shops are using NFS for VMFS datastores.  A lot of custom VMware storage arrays use it too like Tintri.  Why?  Well it brings some advantages to the tables. […]

Disk VMWare

Files that make up a virtual machine ESXi

For the longest time I always wondered what exactly all those files inside your directory do and their purpose so here is a handy guide. Configuration File -> VM_name.vmx Swap […]

Disk VMWare

Vmware virtual disk types

Vmware supports three different type of disks at this point (5.1) Eager-zeroed thick Lazy-zeroed thick Thin Eager-zeroed thick: Disk space is allocated and zeroed out at creation time.   It […]

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