Vmware Harddisk

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.
disk-provisioning.png
prana1984Asked:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
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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prana1984Author Commented:
dear sir,

we have found all VI showing different-2 capacity so need to clarification
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Zaheer IqbalTechnical Assurance & ImplementationCommented:
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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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Can you screenshot the two different values ?
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prana1984Author Commented:
Dear sir

please find the attached sheet
harddisk.docx
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
what is the free space on the datastore ?
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prana1984Author Commented:
Sir

Please find attached sheet for free storage
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prana1984Author Commented:
Please find the attached sheet
disk.png
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
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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prana1984Author Commented:
dear sir

i want to to reduce maximum size of harddisk as per all ready sent u screen shot
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
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prana1984Author Commented:
sir still unable to find out solution, as per solution i don't want to reduce size from window
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Could you explain, what you want to do with the size of the virtual disk ?
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prana1984Author Commented:
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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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
So your hard disk is currently 150GB, and you want to reduce the size ?

to what value ?
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prana1984Author Commented:
i want to reduce disk maximum size
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
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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prana1984Author Commented:
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)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
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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prana1984Author Commented:
Thx sir may me this is our mistake we have resolved this issue
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