I have a customer with a strange vmdk file. He deleted all snapshots but it still looks like there is one when you look at the datastore however there is no parent vmdk file. Even though this looks like a snapshot file could it in fact be just a standard vmdk file? See screen shot.
You can either use the CLONE option from the menu (right CLICK VM - CLONE), or use the command line, and use vmkstools, to create a new parent vmdk.
We've used this successfully on a VM with 72 snapshots....(and
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