You need a 0 v Sphere Essentials license to enable this.
You can create a VM to your taste, then clone it to a template.
When you want to consolidate the disks of all virtual machines that need disks consolidation then you can use the script from listing 4. Power CLI script to consolidate the disks of all virtual machines that need disks consolidation.
The script will wait untill the consolidation of the disks of a virtual machine is finished before continuing with the next virtual machine.
The Power CLI command in listing 2 will consolidate the disks of a virtual machine called My VM.
I can create a new Snapshot fine, but I am not able to delete the newly created snapshot.A virtual read from the vmdk takes one physical disk read of the same size. If you have a lot of snapshots, you can see how this can be a fairly significant performance penalty.It doesn't necessarily translate into n-times worse performance (due to caching, sections that haven't been changed, etc.), but it's not a good practice.In practice you'll be remastering VMs after a while.Each snapshot of a virtual machine in VMware creates files.