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Virtual machine disk consolidation is needed

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Hi all, I come across one of my VM which have the warning message"Virtual machine disk consolidation is needed " and I check and there's no existing snapshots under SnapShot manager.

When I browse the datastore I a lot of vmdk files such as the below. How do I properly proceed with clearing up ? It's a production server so would it be safe for me to power off ?

The ESX server is running ESX Server 5.1 U1

Server1_00.vmdk 157GB

Server1.vmdk 41GB

Server1_1-000002.vmdk 18MB

Server1-000001.vmdk 18MB

Server1-0000001-ctk.vmdk 2.5MB

Server1_1-000001.vmdk 18MB

Server1_1-0000001-ctk.vmdk 4MB

Server1_1-0000002-ctk.vmdk 4MB

Server1-000002.vmdk 18MB

Server1-0000002-ctk.vmdk 4MB

Server1-Snapshot.vmsn 19KB

Server1-000003.vmdk 210MB

Server1-000003-ctk.vmdk 2MB

Server1_1-000003.vmdk 250MB

Server1_1-000003-ctk.vmdk 4MB

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Just right click on the VM and select "snapshot" and then select "consolidate"

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Just right click on the VM and select "snapshot" and then select "consolidate"

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Please mark correct or helpful answer if the problem is fixed.

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Dear Kanuj Behl,

Thank you for contacting us. Please be informed that your request has been recorded under Ticket ID: ##454857##.

Your request: New message: "Virtual machine disk consolidation is needed"

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