Category Archive: VMware

Dec 09

“The virtual machine is running in a monitor mode…” while trying to enable Fault Tolerance

I have encountered this message a few times after disabling Fault Tolerance to run a few maintenance tasks and trying to re-enable it (without shutting down the VM). VMware KB article describing the issue and solution In short, you need to edit the settings of the VM – Right click -> Edit settings – in …

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Sep 09

How to shrink a VMDK the hacky way

Source Disclaimer I do not recommend using this method, following the below steps is at your own risk! Problem You create a VMDK with a large size using Thin Provisioning and you realise that it’s not a good idea. You have your system installed and don’t want to have to reinstall everything. Preliminary Make a …

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