My Notes and Benchmarks on VMware Flash Read Cache

I’ve spent some time exploring and studying the use and configuration of VMware Flash Read Cache (vFRC) and its benefits.  These are my notes. Useful Resources VMware Flash Read Cache 1.0 FAQ vSphere 5.5 Flash Read Cache Documentation On a guest virtual machine, vFRC is configured in Disk configuration area.  The virtual machine needs to … Read more My Notes and Benchmarks on VMware Flash Read Cache

Sysprep Windows Server 2016 for Virtualization

Finally getting around to installing Windows Server 2016 (Standard, Desktop Experience) to use for application testing and upgrade plans this year.  I haven’t tested this release since Technical Preview 5 which had introduced the Nano edition. I plan to create a sysprep image of the virtual machine so I can quickly deploy the system in … Read more Sysprep Windows Server 2016 for Virtualization

List VMFS extents in ESXi

Run the esxcli storage vmfs extent list command to generate a list of extents for each volume and mapping from device name to UUID. You see output similar to: Volume Name VMFS UUID Extent Number Device Name Partition ———— ———————————– ————- ———————————— ——— esxi-local 4e0d86e1-0db6f826-6991-d8d3855ff8d6 0 mpx.vmhba2:C0:T0:L0 3 datastore1 4d4ac840-c1386fa0-9f6d-0050569300a7 0naa.6006016094602800364ce22e3825e011 1 vmfs5 4dad8f16-911648ca-d660-d8d38563e658 0naa.600601609460280052eb8621b73ae011 1