Disk provisioning in vmware

why is the vsphere provisioned storage on the summary pager larger than what I specified the provisioned size of the resource allocation page?
totalimpactAsked:
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phantom024Connect With a Mentor Commented:
A few things can impact this.  As mentioned above a snapshot will grow in size over time and will make the provisioned storage grow higher than what is seen within the guest os.  In addition the provisioned storage of a powered on VM will also add in the memory swap file of the VM.  Other things can reduce this number as well though, such as thin provisioning the vmdk files.
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Joseph GanSystem AdminCommented:
Have you set any upper bound for storage resources?
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droydenConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Have you been using snapshots?
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totalimpactAuthor Commented:
yes it was my snapshots.

thank you guys.
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totalimpactAuthor Commented:
I now notice a slight increase in the provisioning and I believe that is my swap files.
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