VMOptimizer
VMOptimizer
1.0.7

2.4

VMOptimizer free download for Mac

VMOptimizer

1.0.7
03 March 2015

Optimize your VMWare virtual machines.

Overview

VMOptimizer is a specialised tool for optimizing VMWare Fusion virtual machines. VM files are actually a directory full of files, each of which holds data for part of the virtual machine’s disk. As such, the individual files can be fragmented; the internal structure of the VM file can be fragmented; and the filesystem stored within it can be fragmented.

Just defragmenting the files won’t fix this (it only fixes one of the three problems). Just defragmenting from the guest operating system won’t fix it either (again, it fixes one of the three problems).

What's new in VMOptimizer

Version 1.0.7:
  • VMOptimizer is now free. Please read the included Read Me file for instructions on activation.

Requirements for VMOptimizer

  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.6.0 or later

8 VMOptimizer Reviews

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Machub
11 August 2011

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Demo SW indicated, that my XP drive could be optimized after purchase. Well, in a misguided moment I went to purchase this product, did 'optimize' my well functioning XP/VM drive... OK, now its dead... RIP... Did a restore from my last Snapshot, lost about 2-3 days of work and another 5 minutes to kill off the VMOptimizer from my system.... Oh, forgot to mention, that the backup copy of my original drive (which VMOptimizer left in my Wastebasket as backup) is also not recognized by VMware as valid file anymore..... As I said, a misguided moment, I should have known better, the blame is mainly on me.....
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Version 1.0.0
Detlefs
17 February 2016
Easier: Instruct VMWare to create a single file for virtual HD. Sometimes defragment the file host side, sometimes defragment it client OS side.
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Version 1.0.7
Folks, after sorting the license issue (placing VMOptimizer.licenseKey into /Library) I can finally run this but get an error against my Virtual Disk.vmdk: "The operation couldn't be completed. (POSIX error 10002 - Unknown error: 10002)" Any ideas what on earth this could be - can't find anything googling...
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Version 1.0.7
Snuffyop
03 March 2015
The App is still prompting for a license and the links for key request are gone.
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Version 1.0.7
IngeMortier3516
28 July 2014
Trying to choose the Fussion VM drive was not possible. Anyone got this to work?
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Version 1.0.6
1 answer(s)
IngeMortier3516
IngeMortier3516
28 July 2014
Make that Fusion. :)
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Harry Flashman
10 January 2012
I just tried the demo but it can't find my VM. I have Windows 7 running via the latest version of Parallels on 10.7.2. I already own idefrag, so I was a little surprised to find this problem.
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Version 1.0.2
2 answer(s)
Miner
Miner
28 July 2014
Well, the description talks about VMWare virtual machines, so....
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IngeMortier3516
IngeMortier3516
28 July 2014
Same here .. no luck with Fussion.
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Michael-Dougan
20 September 2011
As I already owned iDefrag and have nothing but praise for that incredible program I gave VMO a quick trial and put my money down. Like some other's I had problems with defragmenting an XP VM but the guy's at Coriolis were extremely helpful and had the issue resolved in under 24 hours. Great support from a company you can trust. As with iDefrag I always notice a significant improvement after running a defrag. I have VM's for Ubuntu 11.04, Fedora 15, Win XP and Lion and VMO made a visible difference to all of them.
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Version 1.0.2
Machub
11 August 2011
Demo SW indicated, that my XP drive could be optimized after purchase. Well, in a misguided moment I went to purchase this product, did 'optimize' my well functioning XP/VM drive... OK, now its dead... RIP... Did a restore from my last Snapshot, lost about 2-3 days of work and another 5 minutes to kill off the VMOptimizer from my system.... Oh, forgot to mention, that the backup copy of my original drive (which VMOptimizer left in my Wastebasket as backup) is also not recognized by VMware as valid file anymore..... As I said, a misguided moment, I should have known better, the blame is mainly on me.....
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Version 1.0.0
5 answer(s)
Mitch-de
Mitch-de
11 August 2011
Sorry for that. HINT: I don't know if the tool automatic checks Volume (were the virtual file stays before starting any changes. I used and use idefrag (same company) on that files often without any problem, but always checked and repaired that volume before i run idefrag on it. If also your backuped vmware images won't run, there must be something other beside that tool task.
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Machub
Machub
11 August 2011
Hi Mitch, The XP volume was perfectly functioning before the optimization, as a matter of fact the only reason to optimize was the hope to gain a little but performance .... :-) But well, it was a usable file without any troubles so far. The 'optimized' image did instantly run into a fsck and after that tried to startup, but had quite instantly a bad checksum on some file and ran into a loop restarting. I couldn't see the error message long enough to identify the corrupted file, as it just shortly was displayed and immediate thereafter the startup screen was back... infinite.... :-) The 'backup'-file in the wastebasket was moved by the application VMOptimize (it states somewhere '...moved just to make sure in case something happened which is most unlikely', something like that) so I strongly believe this file had nothing to do anymore with my original image, as this was functioning properly before.....
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Chris-From-Coriolis
Chris-From-Coriolis
12 August 2011
Hi Machub, Please get in touch with our support team if you haven’t already. It might be too late if you’ve deleted items from the Trash, but we can give you instructions for recovering your Virtual Machine. Nothing will be lost. I've just fixed a bug that might have been the one you were seeing. It doesn't affect all virtual machines, just virtual machines in a certain configuration. Obviously we’ll give you a full refund. We’ll release an update shortly. Sorry for the inconvenience this has caused you. Chris
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Machub
Machub
12 August 2011
Hi Chris, thanks for the prompt answer, and no problem refund isn't necessary. And yes, things can go wrong, but if responsive actions like yours are taken in short term its cool.... And as I said earlier, I myself was quite careless not to make a clean backup myself before such an action.... :-)) I think I still got the file from the wastebasket, so I will get in touch with your support offline, but I have already kind of recovered by using an older Snapshot... Best regards Hubert
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Chris-From-Coriolis
Chris-From-Coriolis
12 August 2011
Hi Hubert, OK, I've released an update to address the problem that I found. Please do get in touch with us via our support e-mail address as there’s a chance it’s not the problem you were having. I’d like to make a couple of points to anyone else reading this: 1) There’s no chance of losing data—VMOptimizer leaves the old files in the Trash and it’s easy enough to restore from the Trash (but you might need us to give you instructions). 2) If customers do encounter a problem, please contact us via e-mail. We usually answer e-mails within 24 hours (except over weekends) and we can usually resolve issues quite quickly. We occasionally check sites such as MacUpdate but we don’t guarantee that, so don’t expect to get support via this or any other site. Once again, sorry Hubert for this problem. It’s as upsetting to us as it is to you when things like this happen. Kind regards, Chris
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Fishscale
11 August 2011
I would be interested to hear if this really makes much of a difference. I have not tried this product but I have tried the two other products offered by the same company and both deserve outstanding marks, hopefully VMOptimizer can be as useful as iDefrag and iPartition. Apparently VMO uses some of iDefrag's technology.
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Version 1.0.0
1 answer(s)
Michael-Dougan
Michael-Dougan
20 September 2011
VMOptimizer 1.0.2 defrag'd my XP and Lion VM's without a problem. There was an issue with earlier release's though.
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