The purpose of Vmware Thin Disk
Posted on 2016-10-23
If I understand when you create VM with Thin disk you allocate a disk size , for instance 40GB.
I have read that the actual size of the disk is based on the size of the Data written to disk on demand up to the size of 40GB that has been allocated.
If the VM will never use the Whole 40GB , let 's say it will use 15 GB, then the rest of the space (25GB) will never be used by other VMs, since its already allocated.. ?
OR I misunderstood the concept of Thin Disk
Probably, the 40GB is the limit that the Thin Disk can use..and in the mean time if other VMs use all the space on the Datastore where that VM (that has thin disk) on, then the VM will not get to 40GB of usage..since the space could have been used by other VMs ?
any clarification ?