Pretty sure my friend Cody Hosterman has talked about this until he turned blue in the face. Just a point I want to quickly re-iterate here for the record. Run unmap on your vSphere Datastores.
Read this if you are running Pure Storage, but even if you run other arrays (especially all-flash) find a way to do UNMAP on a regular basis:
Additionally, start to learn the ins-n-outs of vSphere 6 and automatic unmap!
Speaking of In-n-out…. I want a double double before I start Whole 30.
Today I thought it would be pretty cool to list out my favorite 5 technical blog posts that pertain to Pure Storage. These are posts that I use to show customers how to get things done without re-inventing the wheel. Big thanks to Barkz and Cody for all the hard work they put in this year. Looking forward to even more awesomeness this year.
SQL Server 2014 Prod/Dev with VMware PowerCLI and Pure Storage PowerShell Toolkit – Rob “Barkz” Barker
Enhanced UNMAP script using with PowerCLI and RESTful API – Cody Hosterman
VMware PowerCLI and Pure Storage – Cody Hosterman
Check out the great script to set all the vSphere Best Practices for the Pure Storage Flash Array.
Pure Storage PowerShell Toolkit Enhancements – Rob “Barkz” Barker
PowerActions – The PowerCLI Plugin for the vSphere Web Client with UNMAP – Cody Hosterman