We have several S100V appliances (v8.0.5 build 075) deployed on VMWare 5.1. We notice that the disk alignment is not optimised for a shared-disk virtual environment, the partition offset is at sector 63 (32256 bytes) so disk activity does not align to the underlying 4k byte boundary. We have used a NetApp tool (mbralign) to test aligning the partitions correctly but the appliance detects the change and gives an error, despite successfully booting. These virtual appliances were deployed from OVA as per standard practice and Cisco documentation.
Can anyone provide an alternate way to deploy the S-series appliances, that results in a correctly aligned partition structure? Or alternatively, a way to correct the alignment of the existing appliances?
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