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  • 1.  Reclaiming Space on All Datastores

    Posted Mar 27, 2014 08:37 PM

    I've come into a new environment that uses Equalogic and it would appear that most of their volumes have a lot of space that can be reclaimed.  I'm looking for the best way to go about this without causing too much commotion.  I am looking at KB 2014849 (Usig vmkfstools to reclaim VMFS deleted blocks on thin provisioned LUNs.  I'm curious if running that command will cause a lot of issues during production hours.  Any thoughts or comments are welcome.

    Running esxi 5.1 on Equalogic 6500



  • 2.  RE: Reclaiming Space on All Datastores

    Posted Apr 02, 2014 03:23 PM

    Hi Perry,

    When the UNMAP command will send high I/O to the array and is always recommended to do this in the maintenance window due to the high load it can have on the array and your environment.

    Let me know if you need any further details.