wyldkao
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extra folder in vSAN

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Hi All

     When I build a testing vSAN and no extra setting (only enable HA and DRS), when I create a VM , then I check vsan datastore, I find a extra folder, it name like "20717053-ac16-85d5-e146-00101806080d", and check the content, content is my VM.....I know vSAN could create duplicate VM, but I did not do any policy or setting,

Whether the extra VM folder is auto generated and could not disable generate it ?

thanks!!

wyldkao

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vThinkBeyondVM
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Yes these are auto generated. These are used as witness @vSAN

Below blog gives in & out about these files.

VMware Virtual SAN: Witness Component Deployment Logic | VMware vSphere Blog - VMware Blogs

Above resource should clear your doubt.

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vThinkBeyondVM
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Yes these are auto generated. These are used as witness @vSAN

Below blog gives in & out about these files.

VMware Virtual SAN: Witness Component Deployment Logic | VMware vSphere Blog - VMware Blogs

Above resource should clear your doubt.

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wyldkao
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Hi

Thanks your share ingormation

if I delete these folder, whether it will cause my VM and will be generate again or not in your experience?

wyldkao

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joergriether
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Don´t touch these folders! I never tried it, but I can only assume it will break internal component distribution logic and maybe could mark some components of some objects as dead.

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depping
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DO NOT TOUCH THESE FOLDERS!!!

If you SSH in to an ESXi host and go to /vmfs/volumes/vsanDatastore and then do an "ls -lah" you will see what they are. If you delete them very bad things will happen.

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