Host server partitioning depends upon what OS (operating system) is running on the host. I like to create 2 partitions for Windows host servers -- 1 for system files and 1 for data files. I put the data partition on a separate, faster drive (preferably a RAID of some sort). For Linux host servers my file system table usually resembles:
primary /boot 200 M / 6 G swap 1.5* RAM (VMware recommendation for VMware Server hosts) logical /tmp 1.5* RAM (VMware recommendation for VMware Server hosts) /home 300 M /var 5 G /var/lib/vmware rest of disk
Again, I usually put the VMs (/var/lib/vmware) on a separate physical disk to ensure speed.
As for what is a good partitioning method for the VMs installed on the machine -- that is an impossible question to provide a simple answer to. Use what I have shown you for the hosts as a starting point, but take into account the space requirements and purpose of the servers you will be provisioning and you should do fine.
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