Although you can see the progress in the v Sphere Client or the Web Client, it just gives you a percentage on the task completed.If you would like to dig a little to deeper to understand on which disk is being consolidated at the time and the size of the consolidation left, you would have to get to the console of the ESXi host. Note: This method does not work if the base disks are virtual-mode RDM.We will be making use of a watch command and also will dig deeper as well.Let me give you a background on why I decided to write this article.
If you have any VM_NAME-00000#or VM_NAME-00000#files within the directory, that means that the Virtual Machine has snapshots associated with it at this time.
There is also another method that we could use which is using the vim-cmd utility.
For more detailed monitoring, type these commands to confirm that the consolidation / deletion are active.
I am Adil Arif, working as a Technical Support Engineer at VMware as well as an independent blogger and founder of Enterprise Daddy.
In my current role, I am supporting infrastructure related to Windows and VMware datacenters.