Converting VMware Workstation Thick Disks (VMDKs) to Thin Examples Using the VMware Virtual Disk Manager The following examples illustrate how to use the virtual disk manager. You run the virtual disk manager from a command prompt. Creating a Virtual Disk To create a new virtual disk, use a command like the following: vmware-vdiskmanager -c -t 0 -s 40GB -a ide myDisk.vmdk This … Read more

The file specified is not a virtual disk

This issue occurs when the .vmdk descriptor file is corrupt or missing. To resolve this issue, create a new .vmdk descriptor file for this disk and then unregister and re-register the virtual machine. This ensures that the vSphere Client detects the correct disk size and the virtual machine powers on properly. For more information on … Read more