When is the page file for a Windows guest OS or the swap partition for aLinux guest OS created?

When is the page file for a Windows guest OS or the swap partition for a
Linux guest OS created?

A.
When the Virtual Machine is created

B.
When a Virtual Machine is first powered on

C.
When the Guest OS is installed on the Virtual Machine

D.
When a reservation is set for the Virtual Machine

2 Comments on “When is the page file for a Windows guest OS or the swap partition for aLinux guest OS created?

  1. Anitha says:

    Correct answer is B – when the Virtual machine is powered ON .

    See :

    Swap File Location
    By default, the swap file is created in the same location as the virtual machine’s configuration file.

    A swap file is created by the ESXi host when a virtual machine is powered on. If this file cannot be created, the virtual machine cannot power on. Instead of accepting the default, you can also:

    ■ Use per-virtual machine configuration options to change the datastore to another shared storage location.

    ■ Use host-local swap, which allows you to specify a datastore stored locally on the host. This allows you to swap at a per-host level, saving space on the SAN. However, it can lead to a slight degradation in performance for vSphere vMotion because pages swapped to a local swap file on the source host must be transferred across the network to the destination host.

  2. Anitha says:

    Am wrong. the question is for page file creation for the GUest OS and not for the Virtual machine . My answer (B) mentioned above was for VM swap file .
    Hence the correct answer is C : When the Guest OS is installed .


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