Workload misconfigurations

VMware Virtual Machine with virtual disk shrinking feature enabled

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Compliance Frameworks


A VMware virtual machine is a software-based emulation of a physical computer. Virtual machines can use shrinking a virtual disk that reclaims the disk's unused space. However, if you shrink a virtual disk repeatedly, the disk can become unavailable and cause a denial of service. To prevent this, disable the ability to shrink virtual disks.