Friday, February 22, 2013

Changing  thick to thin or thin to thick provisioning of a virtual disk

Changing thick to thin or thin to thick provisioning of a virtual disk


Changing  thick to thin or thin to thick provisioning of a virtual disk

This article provides steps to change the provisioning of a virtual disk from thick to thin, or from thin to thick. The procedure uses the vSphere Client and vCenter Server to perform this task.

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Note: Before following these procedures, VMware highly recommends that you have a valid backup of the virtual machine and enough space to convert the virtual machine's disk(s) from thin to thick.

To change the provisioning of a virtual machine base disk from thin to thick from the Datastore Browser: