One of my customer raised an issue about managing writable volumes as they are mainly used by developers who are unable to restrain their desires to fill disk with tons of data and can’t do some clean up 🙂
The problem of course is that the writable volume grow up to no free space and unfortunately the user is not aware of that as the “ReportSystemFreeSpace” Reg Key works only for App Volumes 2.x and not App Volumes 4.x
The following script can be used manually or integrated with Task Scheduler but requires App Volumes Server 2206 (4.7) to handle “requested_mb” parameters. You can use it with previous version but you don’t know if a request to expand disk was previously initiated.
Disclaimer : The script it self is not supported by me or VMware so use it at your own risk however it’s using official VMware API for App Volumes, and thank to Chris Halstead as his initial script helped me a lot (https://github.com/chrisdhalstead/appvolumes-expand-wv)Continue reading…