Vmware consolidating disks

Posted by / 06-Jan-2020 16:15

Vmware consolidating disks

As a reminder, initialization of deleting snapshots in v Sphere Client with Delete All function leads to their immediate deletion from GUI, but at the storage, this process takes much time.

If an error occurs during deletion, then snapshot files may stay there on the storage.

Thus it would be a good thing to know in advance how much time it takes.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.If the VM snapshot consolidation doesn’t work well as the incoming data rate is too high, VMware is increasing the asynchronous consolidation run cycle from 5 to 10, 20, 30 and so on until the 9th iterations.Then it goes to 60 minutes per Snapshot consolidation cycle.

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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.

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