DIsk consolidation vs deleting snapshots

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Hi Guys,


We have a server with something like 9 snapshots all toke 9 months ago with a lot of change.


Performance isn’t there anymore and we have the message saying disk consolidation for that vm is needed.


SO with that known, I’d like to know what are the step to follow?


If we want to delete all snapshots and consolidate the disks :


1- Should we consolidate before and delete snapshots after?




2- Should we delete all snapshots and consolidate after?




3- Consolidation will delete all snapshots in the process?


I’m a bit confused.


Thanks all!