P2V and Disk Alignment

There were some questions asked the other day regarding using VMware Convertor and whether it performs a disk alignment when performing a P2V.

The answer is NO. VMware Convertor doesn’t do any disk alignment. You will need to carry out the alignment manually afterwards.

I have listed some good links covering disk alignment and how to perform this task.

http://communities.vmware.com/message/1184316

http://www.yellow-bricks.com/2009/01/17/check-your-vms-alignment/

http://www.dailyhypervisor.com/2009/05/30/vmtn-io-performance-in-vsphere-block-sizes-and-disk-alignment/

2 Responses to P2V and Disk Alignment

  1. Dave Convery January 15, 2011 at 3:40 pm #

    One other great resource that Steve Chambers and I worked on about this -> http://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-11458

    Dave

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