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March 13th, 2023 04:00

VxRail datastore storage

I have one set of VxRail system with 4 ESXi hosts, total VSAN storage space is around 120TB.

currently its one single VSAN storage for all the VM in the 4 hosts.

question, let say i can start from scratch to configure the VSAN storage, can i leave 30TB as unused partition for future use or I must by default select all 120TB as usable storage ?

right now my usage is 25TB out of the 120TB with 85TB free space, which is think is rather wasteful

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March 15th, 2023 08:00

Hello yeowkm99,

It is best practice to select all space as usable.  Now with that being said you could leave some space as unallocated and use it for what you are wanting to do.

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March 13th, 2023 15:00

Hello yeowkm99,

You are going to want to select all the space as usable storage. 

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March 13th, 2023 18:00

so does this means cannot have seperate partition or LUN in the VSAN storage ?

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March 14th, 2023 05:00

Just out of curiosity, what would you use the other space for?    I don't think there's any advantage to splitting up into multiple vsans at that storage level, and I'm drawing a blank for other uses for the extra storage if you do carve some out.

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March 14th, 2023 20:00

we are thinking our doing MS Windows clustering on some of the VM on the VxRail system whereby we need a separate datastore for the clustering VM. 

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