converti thick to thin esxi free

  1. VM you want to convert is powered down.
  2. SSH into the host.
  3. cd /vmfs/volumes/DatastoreName/virtualtoconvert
  4. change thick to thin volume whit this command vmkfstools -i old.vmdk -d thin new.vmdk
  5. remove old disk from VM without delete from datastore
  6. Unregister VM from ESXi inventory(Right-click VM > Unregister)
  7. Re-register the VM (Create / Register VM > Register an existing virtual machine)
  8. Add new Disk to VM
  9. Boot the VM and check all is well.
  10. Delete old vmdk and flat.vmdk files – rm old.vmdk && rm old-flat.vmdk




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