mitvix
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Why keep virtual machine´s in same datastore?

Hello,

Somebody know say a advantage to keep virtual machines of same type in a same datastore?

Regard´s

Alexander Manfrin

VCP - VMware Certified Professional

Owner www.vmworld.com.br

+55 61 8110 2665 - Brasilia - Brazil

Alexander Manfrin VCP - VMware Certified Professional Owner www.vmworld.com.br +55 61 8110 2665 - Brasilia - Brazil
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vmroyale
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Hello.

Possibly if they were all in a tiered storage setup and all with low priority? Dedup benefits?

Good Luck!

Brian Atkinson | vExpert | VMTN Moderator | Author of "VCP5-DCV VMware Certified Professional-Data Center Virtualization on vSphere 5.5 Study Guide: VCP-550" | @vmroyale | http://vmroyale.com
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golddiggie
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Other than the already mentioned tiered storage model the only other thing I could think of would be for organization.

I would say to keep all of each VM's files within just one datastore, don't split them up among different datastores. Size your LUN's properly, and you should be able to keep all of each VM's files within a single datastore/LUN...

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mitvix
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Well, I think in this, deduplication is the most benefits that I can see.

Alexander Manfrin

VCP - VMware Certified Professional

Owner www.vmworld.com.br

+55 61 8110 2665 - Brasilia - Brazil

Alexander Manfrin VCP - VMware Certified Professional Owner www.vmworld.com.br +55 61 8110 2665 - Brasilia - Brazil
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