Convert Thick-Provisioned VMs to Thin on vSAN and Reclaim Storage

In this post, I’ll explain how easy and non-distrustfully it is to convert Thick disks to Thin on vSAN. Firstly you should understand that objects on vSAN are all thinly provisioned by default and there is no real concept of Thick disks. Instead, vSAN has the concept of Space Reservation, defined by the Storage-Policy ruleset Object…

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PowerCLI Script to Download VM Screenshots from Datastore

Occasionally, you may need to download virtual machine files from the Datastore. For example, If vSphere HA resets virtual machines, there is a good chance just before it reset it, vSphere HA VM monitoring took a screenshot of the VM console, storing it with the VM configuration files on the Datastore. Reset by vSphere HA. Reason: VMware…

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