VMware File Disappears

Hello Experts,

I'm in the process of uploading files to my datastore as described by another Expert.

I start of by adding the following file, Titanium-VM-5.1(2)-cl1.vmdk. I then add file, Titanium-VM-5.1(2)-cl1-flat.vmdk. After adding Titanium-VM-5.1(2)-cl1-flat.vmdk, the first file, Titanium-VM-5.1(2)-cl1.vmdk disappears, see image.

Can someone please explain

Cheers

Carlton
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
The files are not disappearing....

the Datastore Browser (vSphere Client) "masks" the view, and just shows a single virtual disk. (vmdk)

A virtual disk is made up of two files, these are

disk.vmdk - this is the descriptor file, which contains the disk geometry and size.
disk-flat.vmdk - this is the disk which actually contains the data.

Titanium-VM-5.1(2)-cl1.vmdk.
Titanium-VM-5.1(2)-cl1-flat.vmdk

if you were to login at the console or remotely via SSH, you would observe both files.

see my EE Article

Part 5: HOW TO: Enable SSH Remote Access on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5.1 (ESXi 5.1)

So what you are observing is completely normal.
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cpatte7372Author Commented:
Hi Andrew,

Thanks again mate...

Cheers
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cpatte7372Author Commented:
Excellent

Cheers mate.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
No problems, keep asking your questions, if you don't understand!
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