> The 3 TB VMDK was copied via VMWare Converter
Please check if the 3 TB-vmdk is really using the ESXi-vmdk format.
So open the vmdk-descriptorfile with a texteditor and check the line starting with RW.
It should reference a flat.vmdk - if it references a file named *-s001.vmdk then you need to convert the VMDK to ESXi format first.
In case you ask how to read a VMDK-descriptorfile ?
Connect to ESXi with WinSCP - go to directory of the VM.
You will see a different file-listing then you will get with the Datastorebrowser.
Select the small vmdk-file - right click it and select > embedded editor.
This is the Content of the Descriptorfile of the 3TB VMDK:
# Disk DescriptorFile version=1 encoding="UTF-8" CID=c80cfb36 parentCID=ffffffff createType="vmfs" # Extent description RW 6442450944 VMFS "s001.xxxx.de-flat.vmdk" # The Disk Data Base #DDB ddb.adapterType = "lsilogic" ddb.deletable = "true" ddb.geometry.biosCylinders = "387034" ddb.geometry.biosHeads = "255" ddb.geometry.biosSectors = "63" ddb.geometry.cylinders = "401024" ddb.geometry.heads = "255" ddb.geometry.sectors = "63" ddb.longContentID = "9c8b63ca8e3709b4ab081304c80cfb36" ddb.uuid = "60 00 C2 9a d3 1c af af-d3 bf 60 fe 64 9a 0f 53" ddb.virtualHWVersion = "14"
It looks similar to the 70GB one.. Is this the correct format?
Thank you in advance
Is the name of the VMDK really "s001.xxxx.de" ?
Looks a bit strange !
Please attach latest vmware.log
> Just changed Servername to s001 and domainname to xxxx.de
Why you would do that after I told you that a vmdk name containing exactly that string would be an indicator for a misconfigured virtual disk is beyond me.
Anyway - you seem to use a feature inside the guest called "Gi Jane"
The log file is full with entries for Guest: vsep: AUDIT: VFileFltPostOpCreate which apparently slows down the VM significantly.
Check your configuration for GI Jane and disable DEBUGGING functions - see GI Thin Agent Logs
Sorry - cant help you with that function - never saw it before.
i tried to deactivate the GI Thin Agent, but the required settings in the guest vm are not set. So the logging should be disabled.
As i mentioned the slow performance only occures on one vmdk. Others in this VM are working fine.
Do you have any other suggestions for me?