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Jeimy Lovera
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difference between a partition MBR and GPT What is the best option in virtualized environments?

what is round robin in vmware¿ what's its purpose?

benefits of using VMFS 5.8?

What is storage I / O control? benefits of using it?

what is in vmware VMW_SATP_SYMM? user benefits?

what is NMP
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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MBR and GPT is not specific to VMware virtual environments.

Please see here

https://www.howtogeek.com/193669/whats-the-difference-between-gpt-and-mbr-when-partitioning-a-drive/

Round Robin, is used for selecting different storage paths to storage LUNs.

Again, VMW_SATP_SYMM is a Path Selection Policy for Storage

see here

https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/2033122

Storage I/O control - controls the I/O usgae of a virtual machine.

http://virtualelephant.com/2016/11/03/vmware-sioc-overview/

NMP is also a VMware Multipath module

https://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.vmware.vsphere.storage.doc_50%2FGUID-9DED1F73-7375-4957-BF69-41B56C3E5224.html

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