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Pinned topic Thin provisioning - VMWare or V3700

‏2012-12-31T05:05:18Z |
I'm planning the set-up for a new pair of Virtualised Servers using VMware with a V3700 for mass storage.

I want to use "this provisioning" for several of the virtual disks.

Is it better to use the V3700's implementation of This Provisioning, and make the Virtual Disks in VMware of a "fixed" size, or he other way around.

I can't see any advantage in having a thin provisioned virtual disk sitting on a thin provisioned V3700 container. So I guess it comes down to efficiency and resource utilisation, so how much does Thin Provisioning slot down a VMware virtual machine, or the V3700?

Peter.