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AFA Dedupe VMware

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clindy70
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AFA Dedupe VMware

I have a new AFA1000.  I got it setup and have 6 - EXSI 6.5 hosts connected to it.  This cluster of hosts has Windows 7/10 VDI's on it.

I have created a 1TB volume, ESX 5 performance policy with dedupe turned on.  I can see some good de-duplication after migrating 4 - Windows 10 VDI's over to it.  I see this from the SAN side/management interface.  

In vSphere I am not seeing the savings on the volume.  My question is should I see the savings??? 

(SAN shows 126gig in use, vSphere shows 307gig in use.)

Thanks!

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ndyer39
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Re: AFA Dedupe VMware

Hello Chris,

No, VMware will not recognise or report the space savings that are achieved on the array side.

clindy70
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Re: AFA Dedupe VMware

Thanks!  I am getting crazy de-dupe rates on this thing!!!

ndyer39
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Re: AFA Dedupe VMware

That's great! The majority of the workload must be VDI with those kids of dedupe savings?

clindy70
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Re: AFA Dedupe VMware

Yes Windows 7/Windows 10, 223 of them.