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ESXI converts Thick Provisioning Disk back to Thin Provision and reclaims space

Once, because of my mistake, I inflated a 4TB Thin Provisioning disk. So the space it takes up has skyrocketed from 10GB to 4TB. In order to roll back this thing, I had to do these things: First Enable SSH on your host: file Then go to /vmfs/volumes/store-name/vm folder. file Run ls -ashl you may see that original-flat.vmdk is very big. (4TB) (The name original here is your actual virtual machine  …

VMware ESXI VMFS Reclaim thin provisioning thick provisioning

Install your own NFS ESXI storage server

Why Recently I was building a VMware ESXI cluster, aka Vsphere. We all know that Vsphere clusters require separate storage so that ESXI hosts can migrate virtual machines between multiple hosts. There are professional solutions like Dell PowerStore. However, those machines are really really expensive. I guess about 20,000 USD. So how can we get a similar solution as an ESXI storage server with  …

Linux Storage NFS VMware ESXI Vsphere Dell IPMI Debian Server

Build a new NFS server with WinServer or Ubuntu and mount it

Windows Server On Windows Server, creating a new NFS server is simple. First install this: file And then click the folder properties. file And enable that. file Ubuntu Run: sudo apt update sudo apt install nfs-kernel-server -y sudo mkdir -p /mnt/nfs_share sudo chown -R nobody:nogroup /mnt/nfs_share/ sudo chmod 777 /mnt/nfs_share/ And edit the configuration: sudo vim /etc/exports Add this: /mnt/  …

Linux Ubuntu File Windows Server Share NFS VMware ESXI Vsphere NAS

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