This assumes you installed vCenter 5.5 U2 components on the D or E drive on windows 2012 R2 with the exception of the web client which has to be installed on C:\ to work.
#1 - C: Out of Space
# 2 - Windows Folders
- Empty out C:\$RecycleBin
- C:\Windows\WinSxS\ – Windows Server 2012 R2 – Run this commands as admin.
dism /online /cleanup-image /StartComponentCleanup /ResetBase
- Use one of the following programs to find the largest files/folders.
SpaceMonger 1.4.0 – Portable, from 2000, still works with Server 2012.
# 3 - RDP Profiles
Store RDP user profiles to another partition.
Note – This will be for new RDP users so you will need to remove existing users profile. Yes, this works with Windows 2012 R2
#4 - vCenter logs
#5 - Crash Dumps
CrashDumps ex. vpxd-13.dmp are stored in C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local\CrashDumps\
In the registry, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Error Reporting\LocalDumps
set the DumpFolder string from %LOCALAPPDATA%\CrashDumps to E:\VCenterLogs\CrashDumps\
NOTE- This will store non-VMware application crash dump files
# 6 - Infrastructure Logs
Even-though all vCenter components installed to the D: drive the Inventory Service and Profile Driven Storage logs are still being written to C:
Changing the following is NOT SUPPORTED!!! I would not do it. Bite the bullet and add disk space.
- C:\Program Files\VMware\Infrastructure\Inventory Service\conf\wrapper.conf
Write the log file to E:\VCenterLogs\Inventory Service\wrapper.log
# Log file to use for wrapper output logging.
wrapper.logfile=E:\VCenterLogs\Inventory Service\wrapper.logChange the following from the default 50 megabytes times 50 to 50 megabytes times 2 for only 100 megabytes of space.
- Ditto for the Profile-Driven Storage wrapper.log plus the following
Changing the following to E:\ is also risky.
- Ditto for C:\Program Files\VMware\Infrastructure\tomcat\conf\wrapper.conf plus the following