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VMware VM Cloning throttling

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Hello Experts,

I'm looking for an option to throttle the VM cloning process. At the moment it takes all available ressources...

Any idea or hint?

Thanks
Bojan
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE)
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it's not really possible.

what is the specification of the host server?
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As @hanccocka mentions, there is nothing that can be done to 'throttle' a Clone process. However, if your SAN vendor supports it, and you're on an ESX(i) version that supports it as well, you should have VAAI which offloads some vCenter processes (Cloning be one of them, as well as some others like Storage VMotion) from the Host and onto your Storage.

Regards.
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It is my experience that cloning is already a low priority process that doesn't have much impact on the other virtual machines.

You do experience an impact, so I guess your resources are already on the limit of your resources.

Can you give a bit more description of your environment (hosts, storage, ...) and usage? Where do you think the bottleneck lies ? The storage system ?
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Thank you all for your quick response.
I'll go for VAAI over NFS with my Nexenta Box.
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