You can view how datastore storage space is allocated for your virtual machines in the VMware Host Client.

Resource Consumption shows how much datastore space is occupied by virtual machine files, including configuration files, log files, snapshots, virtual disks, and so on. When the virtual machine is running, the used storage space also includes swap files.

For virtual machines with thin disks, the actual storage usage value might be less than the size of the virtual disk.


  1. Click the virtual machine in the VMware Host Client inventory.
  2. Review the Resource Consumption information in the lower right area of the virtual machine summary page.