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Virtual machine swapfiles are not deleted and left unused after HA failover (2035995)
- Following a vSphere High Availability (HA) restart of virtual machines on another ESXi/ESX host, virtual machine swapfiles that were local to the failed ESXi/ESX host are left behind and remain unused.
- Virtual machine swapfiles are not deleted and are left unused after HA failover.
- Virtual machine swapfiles are not automatically cleaned up after HA failover when virtual machines are restarted on another ESXi/ESX host.
To work around this issue:
After a HA host failure, manually delete virtual machine swapfiles from the local swapfile datastore which were left behind on the original (failed) ESXi/ESX host.
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