You may recall on March 25th I shared that I have learned from a source what I believe to be the largest know VMware datastore. I suggested quid pro quo, you share the average size and the largest size of your datastores and in exchange I’d share what I’ve learned.
First, I’d like to thank everyone who participated, we had 326 share their averages and 253 share their largest. Without further adieu here’s the results…
Average Datastore Size
Size of Largest Datastore
82.6% of NFS datastores range between 1TBs and greater than 2TBs
I wish I would have had the foresight here to see that limiting the polling options to ‘greater than 2TBs’ was a mistake and I should have added additional tiers.
I hope some find this data set, while simple, at least interesting. Who knows, maybe it will help those who have datastores less than 500GBs in size to feel comfortable to increase their capacity.
The Largest Known Datastore?
So a few weeks back someone who has a significant amount of insight as to the storage deployments, goals, and desires of customers shared with NetApp that the largest database which VMware is aware of is a 12 terabyte NFS datastore! That blew me away as it is much larger than what I expected.
Ironically it runs on NetApp, and we were informed of its existence by VMware. Could you imagine a 12TB datastore in your environment?