VMware vSphere – Adding Disk to a new VM Fails – A general system error occurred: Failed to create journal file

Received this error when trying to add an additional disk to a VM.

A general system error occurred: Failed to create journal file providerFailed

Various other vSphere actions also failed with the same message including vMotion.

Problem Рthe vCenter server was running low on disk space on the drive containing this file: %PROGRAMDATA%\VMware\VMware VirtualCenter\journal.