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Storage space required for esxi 5.5 on cluster

Hi,

We have 2-esxi 5.5 host on cluster.

Currently each host have about 180GB of free space.

We're planning to upgrade SQL servers so the plan is to take snaphots of VMs.

Whats the best practice to have free space on each host so we don't have any issue?

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IT_pilot
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It depends on many parameters

10 -15% free space

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Finikiez
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Hi!

Snapshot consumes only 16Mb of disk space when you create it. If you write new data it will grow.

So if your SQL is write intensive it can grow in size.

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Hi,

ok, but one of VM provisioned for 230GB when I took SS guess what it shows 16GB of SS size any idea?

Also, what's the easy way to access single VM setting on VMworkstion. Other then RDP

Thank you

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Finikiez
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but one of VM provisioned for 230GB when I took SS guess what it shows 16GB of SS size any idea?

Can you show a screenshtot where you see this?

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