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After analyzing virtual disk usage for a given set of VMs, you feel comfortable deploying a group of VMs using thin-provisioned disks, such that the total size of the provisioned space is as much as 1.5 times the size of the usable datastore capacity. For example, a 1 TB datastore could be used to deploy VMs that have a total of 1.5 TB provisioned space. A set of datastores of various sizes is used to store the VMs. You do not plan to use SDRS. You want to configure an alarm to notify you whenever the provisioned space on a datastore is greater than planned or when the space utilization is greater than best practices.
- Create a folder and populate it with the datastores used by this set of VMs.
- Create a single alarm that enters a yellow state whenever its provisioned disk space exceeds 1.5 times the size of its capacity or whenever its space utilization is greater than 80%.
- VMs: vm-10 and vm-11
- Datastores: VMFS-01 and VMFS-02
VDCA510 Objective: 1.2 Manage Storage Capacity in a vSphere Environment
VDCA550 Objective: 1.2 Manage Complex Storage Solutions
- Chapter 3 – Configuring Datastore Alarms
- Chapter 10 – Scenario 10-2
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- Under Datastores and Datastore Clusters, create a folder and populate it with the datastores used by this set of VMs.
- Select the folder and select the Alarms tab. Create a conditional alarm that monitors datastores.
- Add two triggers:
- Datastore Usage on Disk is greater than 80%.
- Datastore Disk Provisioned is greater than 150%.
- Select Trigger if any of the conditions are satisfied.