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PerfectStorage ESXi Host Reclaim works in conjunction with PerfectStorage to ensure that your valuable disk space can be reclaimed in VMware thin-provisioned environments.
When vMotion is used to move a guest vmdk to another datastore or PerfectStorage is used to shrink a thin provisioned guest vmdk, the ESXi host doesn't doesn't automatically notify the storage controller that the clusters freed up by moving/shrinking the vmdk are no longer in use and can be reclaimed.
PerfectStorage Host Reclaim allows you to:
- Easily immediately perform a datastore reclaim operation
- Easily schedule a datastore reclaim operation to run in the future
The reclaim operation signals the underlying storage controller for the datastore that free space no longer used in the datastore can be reclaimed at the LUN. PerfectStorage Host Reclaim is optimized for HP 3PAR, XtremIO and Pure Storage storage controllers so that datastore reclaims are performed according to the best practices/recommendations of these vendors.
A storage controller that supports SCSI UNMAP to reclaim thin provisioned storage.
Please see Will PerfectStorage work with my storage controller? for more information.
ESXi 5.5 and newer
VMFS 5.6 or newer
SSH is used to communicate with ESXi hosts. SSH must be enabled on the host.
Physical or Virtual Server running 64-bit versions of Windows Server 2022, Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2008, 2012 or 2012R2
Physical or Virtual desktop running 64-bit versions of Windows 7, Windows 10 Pro/Enterprise or Windows 11 Pro/Enterprise.