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VMFS versions - need to upgrade?

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Should I upgrade our VMFS luns from 3.21 (some in 3.31) to 3.46 ? What benefits will we get?

Thanks, Magnus

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AndreTheGiant
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If you have Storage vMotion you may consider to upgrade.

About feature see: http://www.vfrank.org/2010/01/31/vmfs-3-versions-maybe-you-should-upgrade-your-vmfs/

Andre | http://about.me/amauro | http://vinfrastructure.it/ | @Andrea_Mauro

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AndreTheGiant
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If you have Storage vMotion you may consider to upgrade.

About feature see: http://www.vfrank.org/2010/01/31/vmfs-3-versions-maybe-you-should-upgrade-your-vmfs/

Andre | http://about.me/amauro | http://vinfrastructure.it/ | @Andrea_Mauro
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Yps
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Ok, thanks, so no performance benefits except for SCSI reservations ?

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AndreTheGiant
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I do not notice any performance difference.

Andre

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depping
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Hold on, those enhancements are in the Driver and added filters / datamovers not in the filesystem!

So from a performance perspective I doubt you will notice it and there is absolutely no need to do a migration to a newly formatted filesystem!!

Duncan (VCDX)

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depping
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Just quickly posted this new article to ensure people realize the above stated us not true.

http://www.yellow-bricks.com/2011/02/25/re-vmfs-3-versions-%E2%80%93-maybe-you-should-upgrade-your-v...

Duncan (VCDX)

Available now on Amazon: vSphere 4.1 HA and DRS technical deepdive

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