Vmware Swap file
Posted on 2014-02-23
per vmware whenever a VM is powered on , it creates a swap file with the same size as the dedicated RAM, and if it has memory reservation, then the swap file will be equal to Dediated RAM minus size of reserved RAM.
can someone explain the latter (why when there is memory reserved, the swap file will be smaller)?
Also I wonder if this swap file gets automatically removed without powering off the VM, seeing that VMs swap files can take a lot of disk space, if many of them are powered on.
by the way, is swap file the same as windows memory page (temporary memory)?