Unlike expanding a disk of a VMWare virtual machine, it is more complicated to shrink VMDK Virtual Disk Size on the VMWare ESXi hypervisor.
It is impossible to do it via the vSphere Web Client graphical interface. It does not allow to specify a smaller virtual disk size.
As part of our Server Management Services, we assist our customers with several VMWare queries.
Today, let us see how to reduce the size of a virtual disk (vmdk) file of the virtual machine running on VMWare ESXi.