Remove virtual machine swap space on disk

The use case is rare, but it may be necessary to not utilize a virtual swap file for VMware vSphere virtual machines. Each virtual machine in vSphere is subject to a number of memory management technologies, which include the balloon driver through VMware Tools, transparent page sharing on the host, memory compression, and hypervisor swapping. (The technologies are in order of most desirable to least desirable features.) The hypervisor swapping function makes the virtual machine’s memory inventory run on disk instead of addressable space in the host’s RAM inventory.


Read how to remove swap space on disk in my latest TechRepublic blog post.


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