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Posted on 2011-03-11
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why is the vsphere provisioned storage on the summary pager larger than what I specified the provisioned size of the resource allocation page?
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by:Joseph Gan
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Have you set any upper bound for storage resources?
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Have you been using snapshots?
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A few things can impact this.  As mentioned above a snapshot will grow in size over time and will make the provisioned storage grow higher than what is seen within the guest os.  In addition the provisioned storage of a powered on VM will also add in the memory swap file of the VM.  Other things can reduce this number as well though, such as thin provisioning the vmdk files.
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by:totalimpact
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yes it was my snapshots.

thank you guys.
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by:totalimpact
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I now notice a slight increase in the provisioning and I believe that is my swap files.
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