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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.
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,
Dan, thank you for the quick reply.
Good to hear someone as worked through this process.