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VMWare ESXi 5.5, thin provision still allocates full amount of space on disk

I see a lot of questions and answers surrounding thin provisioning on VMWare ESXi but not exactly what I'm encountering. I am creating a brand new VM and specifying a 100GB thin provisioned hard ...
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How to reclaim disk space on ESXI 5.0 [duplicate]

I have a DELL R710 with ESXI 5.0. I've created a VM with 100GB thin provision. I deleted most of the data. Is it possible to shrink the VM folder on the ESXI? thanks! Dotan.
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should I use thick or thin provisioning

I have a linux vm with 40GB Thick provision Eager Zeroed. when I login to my ESXI Server I can see that the folder of the VM is about 40GB. I've created a 10GB file on the linux VM machine. I see ...
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Disk shrink does not work on ESXi guests

EHLO everyone! My first post on the StackOverflow network :) We're running some ESXi 5.0/vCenter infrastructure to host mainly Debian 6/amd64 guest systems with ext3 partitions and open-vm-tools ...
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Move VMware ESXi VM to new datastore - preserve thin-provisioning

I'm looking for a good solution to a VMware ESXi environment issue where there's no vCenter available. What's the best way to move a VM from one datastore to another on a single ESXi host, while ...
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Moving thin provisioned vmdk ESXi 5

I am doing an educational project where I have to setup 3 (or more) Windows 2008 R2 servers on a machine running ESXi. I wanted to give myself a head start so I began setting an ESXi environment ...