Hello all, My employer sells a virtual appliance based product that absolutely requires thick provisioning. The OVA comes with all the settings preconfigured as they should be. Unfortunately, as at any large org the people using our product usually don’t admin the vmware cluster and these requirements aren’t passed on to who ever does the deployment. Often the disk settings will be changed to ‘thin’.
The necessity for thick-provisioning, etc is out of scope for this question and I can’t get into it anyway, but my ask is this: From within a running linux VM can one determine the disk provisioning type for that VM? I’ve looked all over the internet and have seen this question asked but not answered satisfactorily. I think the answer is no.
Virtual machine requirements only require ESXI of v5.5 or later.
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