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Guest VM file system partition/disk alignment for VMware vSphere, other virtual environments, and NetApp storage systems

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Modern vendor-supported operating systems (OS) from Microsoft and Linux distributors such as Red Hat no longer require adjustments to align the file system partition with the blocks of the underlying storage system in a virtual environment. If you are using an old OS that might require alignment, contact the NetApp sales team for a copy of the obsolete TR-3747, Best Practices for File System Alignment in Virtual Environments.

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