VMWare – Thick to Thin provisioning

To convert a virtual machine base disk from thick to thin provisioning by changing the datastore and performing storage vMotion

  1. Right-click the virtual machine and select Migrate.
  1. Select Change storage only and click Next.

  1. In the next window, select the option configure per disk and click .
  1. Select the disk in question which needs to undergo the modification and click Configure
  1. Select the destination storage, besides Select virtual disk format select Thin Provision and click confirm
  1. Check if the Disk Format has the correct option and click next
  1. Review the information on the Review Selections page and click Finish.

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