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scandal! the myth of the forbidden alignment of the boot partition

14 Aug

Good instructions on aligning the boot OS for Win2003.
http://www.tcpdump.com/kb/virtualization/vmware-esx-server/vmware-disk-alignment/vmdk-windows.html

the myth described:

below is taken from
http://www.yellow-bricks.com/2010/04/08/aligning-your-vms-virtual-harddisks/

Andrew Mitchell says:

Saturday, April 10, 2010 at 03:23
@Doug
Not sure how it’s more trouble than it’s worth. You do it once, create a template then don’t have to worry about it again.
PS: I believe the original VMware recommendation *not* to align boot partitions was inherited from EMC who found that, on physical systems, certain combinations of operating systems and SCSI/HBA cards wouldn’t boot if using other than the default offset. This found its way into the general EMC SAN config best practice guides (but didn’t specify physical or virtual), which then found their way into VMware’s best practices for deploying on EMC storage. It then became folklore……

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