VMFS 5/6 and VMFS locking

We will discuss about VMFS filesystem and VMFS locking mechanisms in this post along with VMFS 5 and VMFS 6 characteristics in vSphere 7. Also we will discuss VMFS upgrade possibilities from VMFS 5 to VMFS 6. VMFS 5 VMFS 5 and 6 do share most of the characteristics except few like sub block sizes,drives. … Continue reading VMFS 5/6 and VMFS locking

What is VMware VMFS 5?

VMFS5:  VMware proprietary file system that is virtualization aware and optimized for virtualization. Supports concurrent access to shared storage. Can be expanded dynamically. Uses a 1 MB regular block size, for storing large virtual disk files. Uses sub-block addressing, storing small files: the sub-block size is 8 KB. If file size is less than 1 … Continue reading What is VMware VMFS 5?