troubleshooting Question

How can I tell what type of VMDK I have?

Avatar of cory_spence
cory_spence asked on
5 Comments1 Solution847 ViewsLast Modified:
Hey EE,

I'm setting up an MSCS cluster on VMware.  Following through the documentation provided by VMware is easy enough, but it raised a question...

How can I tell if an EXISTING vmdk was created using the 'eagarzeroedthick' option?  This is more for my curiousity...say you were coming in after-the-fact, how would you know it was setup correctly?  I imagine you could scan the disk sectors somehow and see a bunch of zeros where no files existed, but I was thinking more about reading the metadata of the vmdk itself.

Anyway, if someone is really bored, let me know what you think about this one.

Join the community to see this answer!
Join our exclusive community to see this answer & millions of others.
Unlock 1 Answer and 5 Comments.
Join the Community
Learn from the best

Network and collaborate with thousands of CTOs, CISOs, and IT Pros rooting for you and your success.

Andrew Hancock - VMware vExpert
See if this solution works for you by signing up for a 7 day free trial.
Unlock 1 Answer and 5 Comments.
Try for 7 days

”The time we save is the biggest benefit of E-E to our team. What could take multiple guys 2 hours or more each to find is accessed in around 15 minutes on Experts Exchange.

-Mike Kapnisakis, Warner Bros