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VMware View 5 Desktop Virtualization Solutions by Andre Leibovici, Jason Langone

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VMware vSphere files

Mentioned in the following table are the files and disks created for the virtual desktop provisioned through VMware View and are the standard files for any virtual machine created on a vSphere hypervisor:

File type

Description

.vmx

The .vmx file is the primary configuration file for a virtual machine. It contains information such as the operating system, disk sizes, networking, and so on.

.vmsd

Information and metadata about snapshots.

.vmxf

Supplemental configurations file for virtual machines that are in a team. Note that the .vmxf file remains if a virtual machine is removed from the team.

.vswp

The .vswp file is a swap file created for each virtual machine to allow for VM memory over-commitment ...

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