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Usage Example of VMware vSphere Space Reclamation with IBM® System Storage® DS8880



Document Author:
Additional Author(s):

Ingo Dimmer
Peter Kimmel


Document ID:

TD106413


Doc. Organization:

Advanced Technical Sales


Document Revised:

08/10/2017


Product(s) covered:

# 2107; # 2421; # 2422; # 2423; # 2424 ; DS8000; DS8880; DS8884; DS8886; DS8888







Abstract: This technical document shows how unused allocated storage capacity on IBM System Storage DS8880 thinly provisioned Extent Space Efficient (ESE) volumes can be reclaimed again from the VMware ESXi host by invoking a VMware vSphere Storage APIs for Array Integration (VAAI) thin provisioning primitive.

Usage Example of VMware vSphere Space Reclamation with IBM System Storage DS8880.pdfUsage Example of VMware vSphere Space Reclamation with IBM System Storage DS8880.pdf



Classification:

Hardware; Software

Category:

Operational Management


ISV(s):

VMware

Platform(s):

IBM System Storage



O/S:

VM

Keywords:

DS8000, DS8880, DS8884, DS8886, DS8888, thin provisioning, space reclamation, VMware, ESXi, VAAI, SCSI UNMAP

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