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VMware vCloud Director Cookbook by Daniel Langenhan

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Chapter 4. Datastores and Storage Profiles

We will cover the following recipes in this chapter:

  • Adding a new storage profile to vCD
  • Using a specific datastore for templates
  • Using storage profiles for storage tiering
  • Making operations on NFS-datastores faster
  • Working with vApp templates and their Shadows
  • Reducing the chain length of Linked Clones
  • Configuring storage alarms
  • Monitoring storage
  • The problems associated with the backup and restore of vCloud

Introduction

Datastores are the foundation that all VMs are based on, so we should take a closer look at them. Since Version 5.1 of vCloud Director, we can use not only datastores but also storage profiles and datastore clusters for VM storage.

Datastores, profiles, and clusters

Datastores probably don't need ...

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