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Greetings -
I want to know of any adverse affects if I utilize shares or mounts to store packages and repos for WSUS servers? The reason why I ask this - is because our WSUS are VM's and I am not into huge vmdk's. I would prefer to mount SAN/NAS storage to the vm to store these things. I read some place that it should be iSCSI? Is that true? Would cfs or nfs mounts be acceptable?

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Hi,

1. Re: presenting SAN to VMs. Quite frankly, you would be the first VMware admin I met for a really long time to prefer RDMs to VMDKs... iSCSI to the guest would be a better option here because from the virtualization point of view it's network not storage and thus not involved in snapshots, vMotion etc.

2. Re: presenting NAS to VMs. I am pretty sure storing WSUS content on a network share is not supported.

3. WSUS is not that huge. You might be seeing 150 or 200 GB of package store and 10 to 20 GB of database but that's it.

my 2ct.

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@cj_berlin.
thanks for the note. Regarding #1 I mean that a flippest term as in "block" protocol which yes is SAN but I am against RDM and iscsi for this solution besides cant vmotion with rdm. Again these are thing i saw out there and that is why i am asking here.


The WSUS Admin has this WSUS keep requesting space and the package storage drive (vmdk) has bloated to 1.5T.

As for #2. You mentioned "pretty sure"? So not definite?

#3.. see my note #1 regarding 1.5TB. I will have to force the WSUS admins to start cleaning up. However I will not be able to resize that vmdk unless create a new one and have the admin use that while i kill of the other.

anyhow thinking out loud.
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Hi,

you can vMotion a VM with RDMs but that's beside the point here.

1.5 TB for WSUS is insane. Are you sure they're not storing their DVD collection in there? Do force them to run the Cleanup Wizard (should take several hours if not days) and, while they wait, to rethink their approval strategy and Products & Catgories list.

As to "definitely not supported", that has been discussed here: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/dcdbeedc-ae9b-469f-81c6-517a1e7fa9bd/wsusutilexe-movecontent-not-working?forum=winserverwsus

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