Plugins > vCenter Server 5.5.3 > VcVirtualMachine > consolidateVMDisks_Task

Method consolidateVMDisks_Task()

Consolidate the virtual disk files of the virtual machine by finding hierarchies of redo logs that can be combined without violating data dependency. The redundant redo logs after merging are then deleted. Consolidation improves I/O performance since less number of virtual disk files need to be traversed; it also reduces the storage usage. However additional space is temporarily required to perform the operation. Use VcVirtualMachine to estimate the temporary space required. Consolidation can be I/O intensive, it is advisable to invoke this operation when guest is not under heavy I/O usage.