I just finished upgrading my HP DL360e Gen8 server to the latest build. My HP DL360e Gen8 server was first installed using the HP VMWare image for VMWare 6. I have an 8GB SD card in a slot on the motherboard for VMWare 6. I followed the VMWare Cookbook an installed the patches and firmware for all the hardware. I like to keep my server running optimally.
How to clean up and shrink the thin provisioned disks.
When I moved stuff from one web site to another and deleted it. I needed to run this to reclaim the space in eSXi. It will save on backups.
/var/www is the apache2 folder for the virtual hosts or all my web sites. In VMWare 6, when you delete files, it doesn’t clean up after itself. The thin provisioned disks don’t shrink back down. You need to do two things. zero out each partition or disk and run the vmkfstools -K command to shrink it.