In this demo, you are going to learn how VSI can help you quickly identify fragmentation in your storage environment.
Despite advances in storage technology, fragmentation continues to be a significant problem for storage administrators. Oftentimes, administrators think they have sufficient Free Space to meet their users’ needs, only to find out after it’s too late that the available space is too fragmented to be usable.
In today’s example, a storage administrator needs to provision 15TB of storage for a new worker safety application. The administrator has already determined that storage will be provisioned from the Shared File storage array. Using VSI’s drill down capability, she can easily analyze the array’s Free Space to determine how it is distributed. This particular array formats its storage into groups of disks called Aggregates. And for this application, the storage administrator needs to allocate all 15TB of storage from a single Aggregate.