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Paper: VMware vSphere VMFS Technical Overview and Best Practices

Paper: VMware vSphere VMFS Technical Overview and Best Practices

VMware has updated its VMFS Technical Overview paper for vSphere 5.1. The Paper titled VMware vSphere VMFS Technical Overview and Best Practices contains 17 pages and details how the VMware File System (VMFS) works. VMFS increases resource utilization by providing multiple virtual machines with shared access to a consolidated pool of clustered storage. VMFS provides the basis for other VMware services like virtual machine snapshots, VMware vSphere Thin Provisioning, VMware vSphere vMotion, VMware Read more […]

Paper: VMFS File Locking and Its Impact in VMware View 5.1

Paper: VMFS File Locking and Its Impact in VMware View 5.1

VMware has released a paper titled:”VMFS File Locking and Its Impact in VMware View 5.1″. The paper which contains 16 pages describes what VMware has done in order to extend the support to a maximum of 32 hosts in a ESX cluster when VMware vStorage Virtual Machine File System (VMFS) is used. Versions prior to View 5.1 only supported 8 hosts in an ESX Cluster when (VMFS) was used, when NFS storage is used for linked clone replica creation.   The paper answers the following questions, among Read more […]