Virtualization

How to create a VMware vSphere virtual machine utilizing all available features

Step 5: Choose datastore location

Storage is one of the most critical decision points for virtualization. Planning on the big scale and the small scale are important. The next screen of the wizard asks in which datastore to put the virtual machine. In vSphere clusters, a datastore that is accessible to multiple hosts should be used and ensure that adequate space is available. If Thin Provisioning is utilized, ensure that the provisioned amount is not too much greater than the capacity of the disk. Managing over-subscription is an art that is directly reflective of your virtual machine's behavior.

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Rick Vanover is a software strategy specialist for Veeam Software, based in Columbus, Ohio. Rick has years of IT experience and focuses on virtualization, Windows-based server administration, and system hardware.