2013-09-23 11:07 AM
We have been discussing a challenge that I wanted to throw out to the wider community. The challenge is what is the best method to restore a large (VMware) virtual machine?
The customer is using VSC but when restoring the VM it is taking a very long time, consuming a lot of resource on the controller and they have had the restore fail.
Our understanding is that the VSC process is using SFSR so essentially doing a copy which is why it takes so long. A couple of suggestions that have been put forward:
Both methods are outside VSC which is a shame, but if anyone does have practical experience of either approach or another we would be keen to hear.
2013-09-23 11:31 AM
I have ran into similar issues before and have done the following to restore larger VMs:
This process seemed to work well however we were using 10GbE-connected NFS datastores. Hopefully in the future VSC will be able to perform sisclone operations for any restore jobs.
Hope this helps,