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From Erik Weber <>
Subject Re: Vmware Full Clones vs Linked Clones
Date Wed, 11 Jun 2014 16:47:30 GMT
On Wed, Jun 11, 2014 at 4:42 PM, Steve Searles <> wrote:

> Can someone speak about using Linked Clones vs Full Clones in a production
> CS environment?  What is the performance impact on the parent virtual
> machine? What type of density can be expected if all the child vm’s are
> performing read operations from the same snapshot of the parent VM? What
> are the dangers of using linked clones in this manner? What are the best
> practices from the CS community?
Never did any performance measurements, but I do recall that there were
more times I regretted to be using the feature than otherwise.

Unfortunately I don't recall why, as we've left VMWare with CloudStack and
are now running XenServer.

Erik Weber

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