2 Replies Latest reply on Aug 6, 2007 8:13 PM by esiebert7625

    zeroedthick vs. eagerzeroedthick

    DrewEinhorn Novice

      What's the difference?

        • 1. Re: zeroedthick vs. eagerzeroedthick
          kix1979 Champion

          zeroedthick (default) .

          Space required for the virtual disk is allocated during creation. Any data remaining on the physical device is not erased during creation, but will be zeroed out at a later time during virtual machine read and write operations.

           

          eagerzeroedthick

          Space required for the virtual disk is allocated at creation time. Unlike with the zeroedthick format, the data remaining on the physical device is zeroed out during creation. Disks in this format might take much longer to create than other types of disks.

           

          thick

          Space required for the virtual disk is allocated during creation. This type

          of formatting doesn.t zero out any old data that might be present on this allocated space.

           

          thin

          Thin-provisioned virtual disk. Unlike with the thick format, space required

          for the virtual disk is not allocated during creation, but is supplied, zeroed out, on demand at a later time.