7 Replies Latest reply on Oct 26, 2019 11:56 AM by Tayfun DEGER

    vmfs unmap command

    chenchen30 Novice


      esxi 5.5. Thin Provision

      I have delete a lot of guest os files.

      VMDK file is still big.

      I understand i need to run esxcli storage vmfs unmap command in order to unmap the deleted blocks.

      What will happen then? the VMDK will be smaller, so the SAN (EMC) will also reclaim it's space?

      What would happen if i won't run it? does the dead block will be re-used by the SAN ? Or should the LUN will consume more space?