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I see… WHen you set the capacity of HD in Thin provisionning, it is like you are setting up the size limit it can go up to…but that size limit is not owned by the VM if it is not used...
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if a storage space is 100GB and 2 VMs have 40 GB each thick provisioning, and one VM has 40GB Thin provisioning, it will be able to use only 20GB...
You can technically use up to the datastore capacity.
that depends on the block size and vmware version but in some cases yes
in the screenshot above the disk space is 40 GB , it is set for thin provisioning…
let 's say the VM at some point uses all 40 GBs and needs more space, and the datastore still has space…would the VM automatically use more than 40 GB , or do we need manually assign the VM more disk space?
Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 can expand the volumes from the Disk Management in Computer Management. Right-click on volume and click Extend Volume. For more information, see Microsoft's documentation. Instead of rebooting the guest OS, in Computer Management, right-click Disk Management and select Rescan Disks.
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