Solved

Vmware ESX 5.1 Provisioned storage issues - please help!

Posted on 2014-03-22
5
525 Views
Last Modified: 2014-03-22
I have one vm on a 1TB drive, I provisioned 750gb to it, however my vm was suspended with an error - not enough space, i cannot make snapshots etc.

How is it possible? I am not a vmware expert ;-)

I gave this vm 750gb. Snapshots attached.

How to fix it pls?
err-esx.png
err-esx2.png
0
Comment
Question by:m1979
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 4
5 Comments
 
LVL 6

Accepted Solution

by:
insidetech earned 500 total points
ID: 39947630
OK... So your data store is roughly 900 GB and the provisioned space for your VM is 750GB.
You probably made at least one snapshot and so from there you are adding the "delta" changes to the data store as separate data over and above the 750 GB.
To resolve your immediate problem... Delete some or ALL of your snapshots.
Once you grasp this concept explained you will understand the issues and can take appropriate actions all will depend on your specific needs...
Shrink the VM drive size
Add another data store for delta data
Do not take snapshots as form of backup
Delete/merge snapshots periodically
0
 

Author Comment

by:m1979
ID: 39947705
I had one snapshot 4gb and that's it.

Why is it showing 1.4TB provisioned size???? I gave it 750gb?

Is it because I went for 'thick' provisioning?
0
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:insidetech
ID: 39947713
0
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:insidetech
ID: 39947722
Here is more specifically answering your question

http://www.jpaul.me/?p=1847
0
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:insidetech
ID: 39947727
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Port Scanner

Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Concerto Cloud Services, a provider of fully managed private, public and hybrid cloud solutions, announced today it was named to the 20 Coolest Cloud Infrastructure Vendors Of The 2017 Cloud  (http://www.concertocloud.com/about/in-the-news/2017/02/0…
In this article we will learn how to backup a VMware farm using Nakivo Backup & Replication. In this tutorial we will install the software on a Windows 2012 R2 Server.
This video teaches viewers how to encrypt an external drive that requires a password to read and edit the drive. All tasks are done in Disk Utility. Plug in the external drive you wish to encrypt: Make sure all previous data on the drive has been …
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of installing the necessary services and then configuring a Windows Server 2012 system as an iSCSI target. To install the necessary roles, go to Server Manager, and select Add Roles and Featu…
Suggested Courses

635 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question