under Prism we’ve created a few VM’s (windows), one of VM is our File Server, current configuration is IDE disk 1TB, (60GB OS, 900GB shared folders). probably is better to create one virtual disk 60GB on OS and the second virtual disk as storage (1TB) or more.
question is how to shrink current IDE disk from 1TB → 60GB, and if IDE should be change on SCSI disk, what Nutanix recommended?
- instruction to shrink disk
Best answer by Sergei Ivanov
That will not work, unfortunately. The cloning operation will not allow to specify the size and will automatically take the same size as the source disk.
All the storage space on Nutanix is thin provisioned, so it won’t matter that the disk is 1Tb in allocated size and only 60GB is used. Since it’s thin provisioned, only the used storage will be occupied.
If it’s important for you to keep the OS disk small, it will be probably better to build a new VM with correct settings and move the data to it. Also, you can build a new VM with 60Gb OS disk and then clone the disk with data from the previous VM as the 2nd disk to the new VM.