I am curious if vmware has any documentation on what happens when a VM is deleted or more specifically, when a VMDK is removed? I can’t seem to find anything. can it be re-animated? or are all references to the VMDK file essentially removed? Specifically asking about esxi 6.5 environment and vsan.
edit: i found [this reference](https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/6.5/com.vmware.vsphere.storage.doc/GUID-836A2BD4-5746-4B8A-92FE-897C81EC739F.html) from vmware but it doesen’t go into any detail.
View Reddit by 14seconds – View Source