Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Unable to power on VM of VMware because the disk is full

Issue : Unable to power on the VM because the c drive is full or the disk/datastore is (thin) over provisioned.
Resolution : Reduce the memory allocated to the VM to free up some space since the reduction in the memory will result in the reduction of pagefile/vswp size and the reduction in the vmdk. Once you are able to power on the VM then make sure you  free up some more space and increase the size/partition of the C drive by using the vmwareKB/1007266