In a VMware environment, we get three types of VMDK provisioning
- Thick Eager Zeroed provisioned.
- Thick provisioned.
- Thin provisioned.
Everyone who has worked with traditional solutions knows the performance benefits of a thick eager zeroed disk with faster I/O operations.
BUT BUT BUT !!!
In a nutanix environment, there’s no performance difference between thick and thin disk provisioning. So even when a thick disk is provisioned, no disk space is allocated to write zeroes. So there is no requirement for provisioning a thick disk.
Nutanix recommends thin disk over any other type of disk service.
Want to know more about disk provisioning in a nutanix environment?
Try going through the document