A couple of weeks ago Diskeeper released a new disk defragmenter specifically designed to work with Microsoft Hyper-V: V-Locity.
Diskeeper has been one of the first companies to support virtualization (already in 2006) and its flagship product, can be already executed inside a Microsoft and VMware virtual machine or but the new V-locity has some new features that are worth a check:
- a new architecture that synchronize the defragementation process across all the virtual machines and the host (this requires to install a component on the host and one inside each VM)
- a shrinking capability that is automatically invoked as soon as the defragmentation inside the VM is finished
The first version of V-locity supports Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V only (so no Hyper-V 2008 Server) and Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008 as guest OSes..