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Dear Sir

We need clarification to related harddisk capacity as per attached.
our all virtual instance is showing maximum capacity Is different due to this our san for VMware occupied more space.
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ID: 40372383
Are you referring to the Maximum Capacity for the disk?

e.g. 338.75GB

this is due to the storage space left in the datastore LUN ?
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by:prana1984
ID: 40372598
dear sir,

we have found all VI showing different-2 capacity so need to clarification
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by:Zaheer Iqbal
ID: 40372632
When setting up disks in Vmware always use Thin provisioned and not Thick Provisioned.

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1005418
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Can you screenshot the two different values ?
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by:prana1984
ID: 40374518
Dear sir

please find the attached sheet
harddisk.docx
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ID: 40374657
what is the free space on the datastore ?
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by:prana1984
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Sir

Please find attached sheet for free storage
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by:prana1984
ID: 40374680
Please find the attached sheet
disk.png
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ID: 40374870
So currently you have 187.67GB free on the datastore for virtual disks.

what datastore is this ?

also the other screenshots, were they taken at the same time, when VMs are on.
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by:prana1984
ID: 40383918
dear sir

i want to to reduce maximum size of harddisk as per all ready sent u screen shot
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by:prana1984
ID: 40391355
sir still unable to find out solution, as per solution i don't want to reduce size from window
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Could you explain, what you want to do with the size of the virtual disk ?
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by:prana1984
ID: 40391700
dear sir,

AS per screen shot  i want to reduce maximum size of hard disk because due to this our more space occupied in storage
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LVL 122
ID: 40391738
So your hard disk is currently 150GB, and you want to reduce the size ?

to what value ?
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by:prana1984
ID: 40391810
i want to reduce disk maximum size
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ID: 40391827
reduce disk maximum size is a figure generated from storage space on the datastore.



this figure dictates the largest size you can make your virtual machine disk.
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by:prana1984
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what is the reason of occupied maximum size because we have seen different machine occupied different size.

Need to clarification.and what is process for reduce this maximum size
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 1000 total points
ID: 40391884
The value of maximum size for the  VMDK, is based on how much storage space is left on the datastore, it's a guide to let you know, how large you can make your virtual disk.

You don't often want to reduce the maximum size, this size will decrease as space on the datastore is used.
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by:prana1984
ID: 40449274
Thx sir may me this is our mistake we have resolved this issue
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