Best way to work with VVOL in vmware

Hi,

We have an 18TB VVol, and want to allocate 3 TB for the file servers. The rest of the volume will be used by other VM’s.

Can we create a 3TB volume inside the VVol so the file servers can use this space? Alternatively, shall we shrink the VVOL and allocate the space to the fileservers the free space?

Whats the best way to handle this as I know VVOLs work different to  VMFS

Thanks
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kevinhsiehNetwork Engineer Commented:
With VVols, each VM is on it its own VVOL. They are not shared between VMs. If you want to allocate 3 TB for a file server VM, you create a new file server VM, which will create a new VVOL. Your SAN needs to have enough free space in its pool for the VM.
Technical InformationAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the response Kevin.

At the moment we have a vvol as a datastore type. should that be VMFS6?
David Johnson, CDRetiredCommented:
https://www.vmware.com/content/dam/digitalmarketing/vmware/en/pdf/products/virtualvolumes/vmw-vsphere-virtual-volumes-getting-started-guide.pdf
https://www.vmware.com/products/vsphere/virtual-volumes.html
vvol as a datastore type. should that be VMFS6
no it is a datastore type
Can we create a 3TB volume inside the VVol so the file servers can use this space? Alternatively, shall we shrink the VVOL and allocate the space to the file servers the free space?
the VVOL should contain the entire storage space please go through the links provided

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Technical InformationAuthor Commented:
what's the advantage/disadvantage of having multiple datastores instead of one big one?
David Johnson, CDRetiredCommented:
Please read Virtual Volumes Key Technical Elements from the second link
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