Slow guest after converted VMDK to preallocated - Might help someone
I don't post very often, but when I have in the past, you all have been very helpful, so I thought that I might post this info, in case it might help someone in the future.
I'm using VMware Workstation, of the 6.x variety.
The other day, I had cloned (full clone) one of the snapshots of one of my Windows guests. However, with the cloned guest, the VMDK was growable, and was a little slow, so I used vmware-vdiskmanager to convert the cloned VMDK to a preallocated VMDK, and then I configured that guest to use the new preallocated VMDK.
When I tried to start the guest, getting to the Windows desktop would take quite awhile before the icons would show up.
I lived with that for a day or so, then I figured I'd create a new/fresh preallocated VMDK, and image the cloned VMDK to the new/fresh preallocated VMDK, figuring maybe the converted VMDK had some unknown problem, similar to: