How does virtualization change my storage needs?

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We've been considering server virtualization over the past year, but I'm wondering what sort of planning and preparations we'll have to make for storage, since virtualized servers use up significantly more storage space. Any advice or resources for further research?

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You just need to account for the fact that all your servers OSs will be stored on the SAN instead on local disk now. This means that you may end up needing a LOT more storage space available on the array than before.

Also don’t plan on booting up all your VMs at the exact same time. This leads to a very painful event called a boot store and will beat the crap out of any storage array.

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