Recommended ESX Service Console Partitioning13 February 2008 · Filed in Information
Rich Brambley over at vmetc.com has recently published some information taken from the VMware Authorized Consultant guides regarding the recommended partitioning scheme for ESX Server 3.x (not ESX Server 3i). It was good to see that this information closely mirrored the recommended partitioning configuration I’d developed myself.
In fact, I think that the only substantive change in the VAC guidelines from my own guidelines was the size of the swap partition. Anyone care to share their thoughts on the size of the swap partition? How many of you increase the size of the swap partition? How many leave it at the default?
Otherwise, the recommendations to create separate partitions—and the recommended sizes—for
/home fell right in line with what I’d already been using. My sizes were typically a bit larger for
/home, but otherwise were very comparable.
Thanks to Rich for getting that information disseminated.Tags: ESX · Storage · VMware · Virtualization Previous Post: XenServer Taking Advantage of NetApp Functionality Next Post: Storage VMotion Plugin