You can change the default space reclamation priority, granularity, and other parameters.

Procedure

Use the following command to set space reclamation parameters.

esxcli storage vmfs reclaim config set

The command takes these options:

Option

Description

-b|--reclaim-bandwidth

Space reclamation fixed bandwidth in MB per second.

-g|--reclaim-granularity

Minimum granularity of automatic space reclamation in bytes.

-m|--reclaim-method

Method of automatic space reclamation. Supported options:

  • priority

  • fixed

-p|--reclaim-priority

Priority of automatic space reclamation. Supported options:

  • none

  • low

  • medium

  • high

-l|--volume-label

The label of the target VMFS volume.

-u|--volume-uuid

The uuid of the target VMFS volume.

Setting the Reclamation Method to Fixed

Use the following example to set the reclamation method to fixed and the rate to 100 MB per second.

esxcli storage vmfs reclaim config set --volume-label datastore_name --reclaim-method fixed -b 100