what is the overhead space required for a hyper-v machine?? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have two folders -each 78 GB and containing a virtual domain controller.  There is 21 GB free space on a 212 GB drive total which contains both folders.

    Is there any overhead space required for a virtual machine which resides on the drive??


    Thursday, November 3, 2011 6:46 PM

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  • Depends.  Are you using dynamically expanding disks? Do you have snapshots?

    What is the size of the VHDs? 78GB or is that the amount of data from looking in the

    Do you have a host AV scanning your VHDs?  This will cause them to expand beyond their limits.


    Also, post future Hyper-V questions in the Hyper-V forum, this one is for Virtual Server 2005.



    Thursday, November 3, 2011 7:49 PM