Storage vMotion vs LUN resize

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vSphere 6.7 (storage vMotion set to manual)


I inherited an environment where all the LUNs (NetApp SAN) were sized at 6TB.


The environment is growing, at least a few (2-5 of 100) VMs are constantly growing and I find myself resizing their (usually Windows Server 2012 R2) disks twice a year.


I have a few VMs that are 4TB, so I’m starting to get storage warnings on a few datastores.


I’ve done a few storage vMotions on smaller VMs and the performance seems pretty terrible: some of my applications actually react to the SAN latency.  Sigh…


I guess the answer is obvious?  Do I:

1. Create a few bigger LUNs (10TB) and move those bigger VMs to it?

2. Just resize my existing LUNs to 10TB, and then I don’t need to move any disks?

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