Reasons to Convert a Physical to Virtual Machine (P2V)

Over the past decade or so we’ve seen a number of major transformations to our technical infrastructure. Intel has continued to crank up the number of cores and clock speeds on their chips. Storage has continued to expand, and Internet speeds have finally progressed to the point where the cloud is taking off like a rocket. GPUs and fast local storage like M.2 and Optane are driving new products into the hands of consumers and businesses alike.
One technology that many still take for granted today is virtualization. It wasn’t that long ago when it was a challenge to run more […]

How to Shrink a VMware Virtual Machine and Free Up Disk Space

By default, VMware creates “growable” disks that grow larger in size as you add data. Unfortunately, they don’t automatically shrink when you remove data. You’ll need to clean up or compact your disks to actually free up space on your hard drive. The process is a little different on different versions of VMware. We’ll cover the process for VMware Player, VMware Fusion, and VMware Workstation here.

Before you begin, you may want to free up additional space inside the virtual machine. Empty your recycle bin, uninstall programs you don’t use, and delete other unnecessary files to free up space.

First, Ensure You’re Using a […]