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Provision a Thin Provisioned Standby LUN For vSphere Thin Provisioning


VMware has been running a blogging contest in order to promote the new vSphere Blog. The current contest topic is vSphere Thin Provisioning. A lot has been written on this topic already, but I thought I would point out a storage design conclusion I’ve come up with based mostly from the explanations and recommendations of others about handling what happens when an over allocated, thin provisioned LUN runs out of space.

This post first walks through an basic explanation of the administrative concern caused by thin provisioning and how built in vSphere monitoring and alerting can be used to proactively handle an over allocation issue. I’m using quotes from a few bloggers to help describe the potential for problem and offer ways to handle it. At the end I make a simple LUN provisioning suggestion based on combining the vSphere feature with storage device’s thin provisioning capabilities.

vSphere Thin Provisioning and over allocation

To learn more and to read the entire article at its source, please refer to the following page, Provision a Thin Provisioned Standby LUN For vSphere Thin Provisioning- VM /ETC – vmetc.com

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