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ESXI 5.1 and extents

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I know the limitations as far as extents go with VMware esxi 5.1 but my question is, is there any performance issues with using extents to make a datastore
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No, just make sure you span extents across LUNs, and update your documentation so you know which extents are on which LUNs.

If you lose a single LUN, the datastore will be lost.
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This blog post from VMware has very usefuk info on VMFS Extents.

http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2012/02/vmfs-extents-are-they-bad-or-simply-misunderstood.html

Hope this helps.
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Thanks for that article bluedan, it was very informative...
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