Converting a Lazy Zeroed disk to Eagerly

Logon to the ESXI Server where the VM is stored using a product like putty. Ensure the VM is turned off. The following command lists the datastores: "ls" is used to List subregions - used to list out files in  a directory. ls /vmfs/volumes ls /vmfs/volumes/ESX01_Internal1/ ls /vmfs/volumes/ESX01_Internal1/RDS2012/ "vmkfstools -k /vmfs/volumes/ESX01_Internal1/RDS2012/RDS2012.vmdk" Use "vmkfstools -k"  to convert a... Continue Reading →

Data Deduplication in Windows Server 2012

Server 2012 Deduplication Feature Data is growing at a rapid rate and IT Departments have constant challenges to meet storage requirements. Server 2012 introduces a basic Data Deduplication feature which reduces disk sizes using deduplication. Potential Storage savings File Type Content Space Savings User documents Documents, photos, music, videos 30-50% Deployment shares Software binaries, cab files, symbols files 70-80% General... Continue Reading →

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