3 Replies Latest reply on Sep 9, 2020 10:57 AM by nachogonzalez

    Storage vMotion vs LUN resize

    marcoshaw Lurker

      vSphere 6.7 (storage vMotion set to manual)


      I inherited an environment where all the LUNs (NetApp SAN) were sized at 6TB.


      The environment is growing, at least a few (2-5 of 100) VMs are constantly growing and I find myself resizing their (usually Windows Server 2012 R2) disks twice a year.


      I have a few VMs that are 4TB, so I'm starting to get storage warnings on a few datastores.


      I've done a few storage vMotions on smaller VMs and the performance seems pretty terrible: some of my applications actually react to the SAN latency.  Sigh...


      I guess the answer is obvious?  Do I:

      1. Create a few bigger LUNs (10TB) and move those bigger VMs to it?

      2. Just resize my existing LUNs to 10TB, and then I don't need to move any disks?