buffalix
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running out of storage space

our environment is running out of storage space, the free space on the SAN is like 10GB out of 500GB. What should i be cautious about this situation? I already know I can not do snapshot. What other risk out there? Thanks

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oreeh
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Growing logfiles and existing snapshots are the biggest risks.

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Texiwill
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Hello,

If there is no space you may not be able to power on a VM, SVMotion, VMotion, snapshot, etc... Pretty much anything that creates a file on the system.

As Oliver pointed out you want to check for snapshots and LARGE or multi logfiles associated with each VM.


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buffalix
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Then what's the best practise about this? having at least 10% of free space is the bottom line?

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