Memory configuration for VMWare ESXi VM

On our POC installation I found that there is a vswp file in VM folder on data storage - the size is equals of whole memory 50GB RAM - Size 50GB, 100GB RAM - Size 100GB and so on

According VMWare doc:  The swap file size is always Allocated memory - reserved memory.

That swap I used for Overcommitment and VM ESXi overhead, so 4 lightly memory loaded VM 2GB each can use 4GB of host instead of 8GB.

So because TS use RAM as a storage and memory is being used intensely we don't need this.

Can we disable that feature using "Reserve all guest memory (All locked)" checkbox ?


What is default guest VM memory and CPU settings. Do you have any recommendations? 

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