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Shrink or decrease the VM disk size in VMware

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Overview

This article provides information on how to shrink or decrease the disk size of the VMAN virtual appliance.

WARNING: It is not recommended to decrease the disk size (HardDisk2) of VMAN since the disk size was set as the average disk space requirement for VMAN to run with no issues. Data growth in VMAN is rapid specially if you are monitoring a large VM environment.

Environment

  • VMAN 6.3.1
  • VMAN 6.3.0
  • VMAN 6.2.0

Detail

You will not be able to shrink or decrease the VMAN disk space by the conventional vSphere or VMware web client 'Edit' Virtual machine. You will need the VMware converter tool for this task. See VMware links below:

Growing, thinning, and shrinking virtual disks for VMware ESX and ESXi

VMware vCenter Converter Standalone Product Download Center

 

Disclaimer: Please note, any content posted herein is provided as a suggestion or recommendation to you for your internal use. This is not part of the SolarWinds software or documentation that you purchased from SolarWinds, and the information set forth herein may come from third parties. Your organization should internally review and assess to what extent, if any, such custom scripts or recommendations will be incorporated into your environment.  You elect to use third party content at your own risk, and you will be solely responsible for the incorporation of the same, if any.

 

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