Rick Crisci explains array thin-provisioning and compares it to VMDK thin provisioning.
- [Instructor] In this video, I'll explain…array thin provisioning and how it can be used…to conserve space on a storage array.…We're going to be talking about VMFS datastores…that are created on a storage array.…And in this case, we're going to be using…a block storage device, such as fiber channel,…fiber channel over ethernet, or iSCSI.…And we're going to be connecting…an ESXi host to the storage array.…And when we connect an ESXi host to the storage array,…we can use the vSphere web client…to create a VMFS datastore within a LUN.…
Now in this case, the storage array…is reporting a 500GB LUN to the ESXi host…and that's the size of the LUN that the ESXi host perceives.…But in reality, the storage array only has 250GB…of actual physical disc space available.…This is array thin provisioning.…It's a way that the storage array…can oversubscribe the available space…that it has in order to use it as efficiently as possible…and in many cases this works fine.…
But what if the amount of data on the data store grows…and it grows to the point where it exceeds…
Note: This course maps to the Configure and Administer Advanced vSphere 6.x Storage domain from the VCP6-DCV exam blueprint. Learn more about the exam objectives at VMware's site.
- Comparing VMFS (Virtual Machine File System) and NFS (Network File System)
- Working with Fibre Channel and FCoE
- Configuring iSCSI storage and authentication
- Working with block storage and VMFS
- Managing storage filters
- Using vSphere storage APIs
- Sharing virtual disks
- Configuring NFS storage
- Using vSphere Virtual Volumes
- Configuring VSAN data stores
- Configuring SIOC data stores
Skill Level Intermediate
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1. Storage Virtualization
Array thin provisioning1m 41s
2. Fibre Channel and FCoE
4. Working with Block Storage
5. Advanced Storage Concepts
7. Virtual Volumes (VVOL)
8. Virtual SAN (VSAN)
9. Storage I/O Control (SIOC)
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