When you create a VMFS6 datastore in the vSphere Client, the only method for space reclamation you can specify is the priority method. To enable the fixed method, modify the space reclamation settings for the existing datastore.

Procedure

  1. Navigate to the datastore.
  2. Select Edit Space Reclamation from the right-click menu.
  3. Specify the space reclamation setting.

    Option

    Description

    Enable automatic space reclamation at fixed rate

    Use the fixed method for space reclamation. Specify reclamation bandwidth in MB per second.

    Disable automatic space reclamation

    Deleted or unmapped blocks are not reclaimed.

  4. Click OK to save the new settings.

Results

The modified value for the space reclamation priority appears on the General page for the datastore.