Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Lab Manager 4 datastore thresholds

I must like to learn things the hard way, like for instance when I run out of space on a Lab Manager LUN.  The default is 5GB of free space for a “yellow” alert, and 3GB for a “red” alert.  For my application, we burn through 50GB in a single deployment (yes even with linked clones) because we spin up a large number of machines simultaneously.  These alerts are configured on a PER LUN basis and not as a global setting (unfortunately).  So you have to go into Resources/Datastores/Lun Properties, then set your limits higher.  You must do that for every LUN you want to be alerted on.