Darem
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VM has duplicated storage provision

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Hi there,

I am using version 4.1 on ESX hosts with iSCSI SANs attached and am seeing oddball storage provisioning.

I have several VMs with only one disk provisioned on one datastore and when browsing other datastores I find the same size disk provisioned and 0 used.

Anyone know what causes this and how to get rid of the phantoms.

Have attached a PDF showing the volume with phantoms and 2 examples of the storage view of the VM

Cheers

David

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AureusStone
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Sounds strange.  Do you have the disks and configuration files on the same LUN?  No RDMs?  No ISOs connected?  Perhaps try a sVmotion and see if that fixes anything.

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warriorfullight
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I have the same problem like this one. As of the moment, I am currently ignoring it as I might be able to use these files for later. A bit of file sizes are provisioned but are currently not in use. I hope this is normal.http://imagicon.info/cat/5-59/1.gif

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AureusStone
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Sounds strange.  Do you have the disks and configuration files on the same LUN?  No RDMs?  No ISOs connected?  Perhaps try a sVmotion and see if that fixes anything.

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Darem
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I do have disks and config on the same LUN.

I have tried svmotion without any success. I even migrated to the phantom and then off somewhere else to no good effect.

Cheers

David

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Darem
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Forgot to mention I dont have RDM on any of my VMs.

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Darem
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Aureus

It was the Windows ISOs which had been left connected. The ISO was on the volume with all the phantom drives.

Many thanks for that.Smiley Happy

David

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