This operation reclaims space that was freed (upon VM deletion, or VM migration), making it available for reuse.
- The operation is available for volumes that:
- Are thin
- Have a datastore
In order to reclaim the freed space:
In vSphere Web client select the desired host or cluster.
- Locate Host PowerTools for VMware System List. Follow the instructions here: Locating the Host PowerTools for VMware System List.
- Locate the the desired volume in the table.
- Select Reclaim Space from the Actions list.
The space reclamation process is initiated for the selected volume.