2 Replies Latest reply on Jan 17, 2007 10:45 AM by conradsia

    VMFS Partition alignment - New

    conradsia Hot Shot

      I created a new thread so i could assign points ...

       

      I was just asked an interesting question and that is how would you align a disk that is being p2v'd?

       

      Will the new disk be properly aligned when it is created during the p2v? This whole concept is new to me so I appreciate any help.

       

      Also how do you align the boot partition, can this be done somehow during the windows setup? For a boot partition, would I have to align the disk attaching it to another vm first and then install on it?

       

      Thanks,

        • 1. Re: VMFS Partition alignment - New
          Illaire Hot Shot

          I was just asked an interesting question and that is

          how would you align a disk that is being p2v'd?

           

           

          Will the new disk be properly aligned when it is

          created during the p2v? This whole concept is new to

          me so I appreciate any help.

           

          All our P2V'ed servers shipped with a EISA configuration partition (diagnostics, utility...). This partition is copied by P2V, even if you reduce its size.

           

          I reckon this dummy partition is enough to align the following ones.

           

          Also how do you align the boot partition, can this be

          done somehow during the windows setup? For a boot

          partition, would I have to align the disk attaching

          it to another vm first and then install on it?

           

          We create the partition with another windows VM. The new VM disk is attached to the existing VM, then we create an aligned partition with diskpart  (create primary align=64 or other number depending on your storage).

           

          After that, you can install Windows in the already created partition. That's pretty straightforward.

           

          Other people use a BartPE disk. We have use UltimateBootCd (ubcd) sometimes and created the partitions with Ranish Partition Manager. Do as you like.

          • 2. Re: VMFS Partition alignment - New
            conradsia Hot Shot

            cool, thanks!