Vmware consolidating disks
In this case, snapshots consolidation function should be used (Consolidate option in context menu): Deleting snapshots, both with Delete All button and with Consolidate function, is called consolidation.First, let’s see factors that affect time of virtual machine snapshots consolidation process: It should be mentioned here, that consolidation process is very demanding towards I/O subsystem, so it is not recommended to make it during working hours when production virtual machines are loaded.Alex runs his own virtualization-focused company VMC.
Windows patching in Physical Server VS VMware Virtual machine Physical workload Before performing the OS patching or software upgrade, You need to take a backup such as OS Image level backup to restore the OS in case of any corruption is happened during the patching and also it is a time-consuming process.
Snapshots in VMware v Sphere often cause various problems with configurations and performance, unless they are properly used – for live backup of virtual machines and temporary keeping VM configuration before the update.
However, using them in large infrastructures is unavoidable.
I hope this will help anyone who has same issues with consolidating VM disks.
VMware Snapshot preserves the state and data of a virtual machine at a specific point in time.