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VMware Tools Shrink Option Unavailable?

In my recent post on using svMotion to reclaim disk space, I talked about using SDelete to zero out blocks for free space reclamation.  Another way to do this is to use the Shrink option which is part of the VMware Tools.  Duncan’s post here gives details on using the VMware Tools Shrink option so I won’t go into much detail, but it essentially accomplishes the same goal as SDelete. I saw a post earlier this week in the VMTN

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Reclaiming disk space with Storage vMotion and Thin Provisioning

I’ve seen a number of posts on the VMTN forums as well as had discussions with folks regarding reclaiming disk space with Storage vMotion so I thought it made sense to do a quick write-up on how this process works. The situation is unfortunately all too common – virtual machines are deployed and treated like a physical machine in terms of resource all0cation.  In the physical world it is common to see VMs with multiple processors, lots of RAM, and

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