Does KACE support thin provisioning?
I'm in the process of deploying the K1000 and K2000 appliances as VMs. I downloaded the OVFs, and during the install I'm asked if I would like to do thick or thin provisioning. Normally I would do thin here and call it a day, as I don't need 1 TB of blank space being taken up on my NAS from day 1.
Dell tells me that "Thin provisioning is not supported" and if I run my VMs this way they will not be supported. I've spoken to three techs that have all told me a similar story. I've asked them to show me this in writing somewhere, but all they can do is point me to the system requirements page that just says each server needs 500GB. I explain the server still sees it has 500GB when thin provisioned but they tell me this doesn't matter. They offered to get a "level 3 technician" to put something in writing stating thick provisioning is not supported, which I'm still waiting for.
Have any of you heard this or am I the only one? Do you run KACE thin or thick?
Community Chosen Answer
No, it is not supported. There is a 250gb VM for the K1000 if you want a smaller one.
If you install in VMware Workstation, I believe it converts the VM to thin because I have one that takes up about 90gb of space as a test environment.
Edited to add: the 250GB version was available up until the 5.3 version of the K1000. Since then, the VM has been 500GB.