I'm just a lowly developer so don't really have much exposure to our virtual server infrastructure, so thought I would ask a question here.
Our IT manager just told me to ignore the 'disk space free' figure of one of the drives on our Windows Server 2003 64bit based SQL Server and has stated "it is what is free across the disk arrays that server spans that is important".
From what I know the server is virtual on VMWare (ESX something i think) and we have a SAN. Why would it be setup that the disk sizes reported on a server would be different to what is actually available physically? Would this not lead to trouble?
Please enlighten me. I'm keen to understand how this would work/be setup...