Currently running VI3.5 and Virtual Center attached to a NAS via NFS and iSCSI. How do I create a VM from a template and utilize the default thin provisioning that NFS has.
Example: When I create a windows 2003 VM with 10G C drive over an NFS datastore from scratch, thin provisioning is enabled and shows that I'm only utilizing about 4GB of the 10GB that I allocated (this is what we all expected), but when I create a VM from a template (windows 2003 10G cdrive), the NFS datastore shows that I'm using the entire 10GB for this VM. I would have expected to see the same 4GB used as the "fresh" install of windows from a cd.
So my question is: Is there a way to create VM's from templates on an NFS datstore and utilize the default thin provisioning of NFS or do I have to continue doing "fresh" installs from CD's to be able to see thin provisioning.
Any help would be appreciated.
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