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faizel
Contributor
Contributor

ESX 3.5 and VSphere sharing same Datastore

Hi

Is sharing a datastore between 3.5 and vSphere recommended. Boot times on the vSphere VM's are taking extremely long.

Any advice will be appreciated

Thanks

Faizel

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f10
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Expert

Hi Faizel,

Not major changes have been made in the VMFS file systems version on ESX 3.5 and vSphere 4.0 so sharing the datastores between them shouldn't be an issue.

You may use esxtop on vSphere to identify the issue and then troubleshoot accordingly, refer to http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1008205 for more information on using esxtop to troubleshoot storage issues.

I hope this information helps !

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AWo
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Is sharing a datastore between 3.5 and vSphere recommended.

Depending on your migration szenario it is not only recommendedn, it is necessary. Both use the same VMFS version, so this is no problem.


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