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This blog is mainly a technical repository of information on Virtualisation tools and management for our hosting service.

Also for HP's Bladesystem that we use at both our datacentres.

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Wednesday 17 June 2009

Useful reminder of disk alignment boundaries

Remember alignment at the 64k boundary, without proper partition alignment performance degradation occurs especially noticeable on high I/O disks.

  • Select a disk in DISKPART
  • create partition primary align=64
  • Check with msinfo32/System info
  • Note: If your using 2003 enterprise or datacenter edition there is a bug where you receive an error when trying to format, the work around is to assign a drive letter in disk part and then format

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