Posted on 01-09-2014
Filed Under (VMware/ESXi) by Shanino Rodrigues

Unable to extend VM disk from Vcenter Console… Option gred out

Reason: When Ever you want to perform VM disk extend make sure all snapshpt are deleted for that particular VM.

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Posted on 01-09-2014
Filed Under (Virtualization, VMware/ESXi) by Arun Bagul


When you create VM (Virtual Machine) in VMWare based Virtualization platform. VMware creates  few VM configuration files in  folder with VM name in Datastore (Local Storage or NFS/SAN). Please find the table which describes files types in vmware…


File Usage File Description File Format
.vmx .vmname.vmx Virtual machine configuration file. ASCII
.vmxf vmname.vmxf Additional virtual machine configuration files, available, for example, with teamed virtual machines. ASCII
.vmdk vmname.vmdk Virtual disk file. ASCII
.flat.vmdk vmname.flat.vmdk Preallocated virtual disk in binary format. Binary
.vswp vmname.vswp Swap file.
.nvram vmname.nvram or nvram Non-volatile RAM. Stores virtual machine BIOS information.
.vmss vmname.vmss Virtual machine suspend file.
.log vmware.log Virtual machine log file. ASCII
#.log vmware-#.log Old virtual machine log files. # is a number starting with 1. ASCII


Thank you,
Arun Bagul

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