You can manually delete snapshots that you no longer need or to make more disk space available.
Before you begin
Allocate enough time for virtual disk consolidation. If a snapshot captured a state considerably different from the earlier state, for example, a service pack upgrade, the consolidation might take up to a few hours.
About this task
The virtual disk files that a snapshot creates do not contain the entire contents of the virtual machine's virtual disk. When you delete a snapshot, you must consolidate the changes that it captured into the original, parent virtual disk.
You cannot delete the snapshot showing the "Current State" of the virtual machine.
- Select .
- Select the snapshot to delete.
To select multiple adjacent snapshots.
To select multiple snapshots that are not adjacent.
- Click Delete.
- Click Delete to confirm that you want to delete the snapshot.
The snapshot is deleted and virtual disk consolidation takes place.