See why vOptimizer Pro is the only solution that rapidly reclaims wasted space, prevents painful VM outages, and realigns VMs to 64K partition boundaries — all automatically.

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vOptimizer WasteFinder

Reclaim Virtual Storage

This freeware is the only product available today that can quickly locate and reclaim over-allocated VM storage and dramatically reduce unnecessary storage costs. It allows you to use existing virtual storage resources far more efficiently. vOptimizer WasteFinder also improves VM performance, reduces time spent managing virtual storage, and eliminates risks of poor virtual storage management practices.

  • Provides visibility of the total amount and value of over-allocated VM storage
  • Reclaims wasted VM storage (shrinking VM disk files) for use by other applications and business units


  • Unused Storage Scan - vOptimizer Pro scans vCenter Server/ESX Hosts and individual VMs to locate and total the amount of all unused virtual storage. vOptimizer Pro then presents a total storage savings estimate based on user entered values including storage cost and desired free space. The Unused Space Scan is invaluable in gauging amounts of wasted storage and determining potential savings available by reclaiming this lost space.

  • VM Storage Optimization - Reclaiming VM storage allows IT to utilize storage that has already been purchased, thus preventing or delaying future storage acquistitions. vOptimizer Pro makes it easy to reclaim unused storage in VMs through a single user interface that allows administrators to resize VMs (up or down) based on business rules.

  • Volume Resizing Rules Engine - Regularly adding free space to VMs based on predefined rules prevents painful VM outages due to unavailable storage and minimizes virtual storage waste.

  • Detailed Storage Cost Reporting – VMware and storage administrators gain a clear understanding of virtual storage utilization and associated costs over time. vOptimizer Pro users can quickly detect storage growth trends and spikes and address these issues before they negatively impact their business.

  • VM Partition Alignment - Proper 64K alignment is fundamental for optimal VM data transmision and minimum I/O device latency . vOptimizer Pro uses a patent pending process to align VM OS partitions to 64K offsets ensuring the best possible performance for your VMware software and storage investments. Users can realign volumes one at a time, or schedule multiple simultaneous 64K alignments to occur at non-peak times, maximizing flexibility.


Wasted Space Summary

Wasted Space Summary

vOptimizer Pro can scan entire VMware virtual infrastructures in minutes, summarize the total amount of over allocated storage, and then provide actual savings estimates of reclaiming this space.

VM Storage Utilization Report # 1

VM Storage Utilization Report # 1

vOptimizer Pro quickly locates and reports on VMs wasting the most storage. Easy-to-read graphical reports detail both storage utilization and storage cost estimates as well.

VM Storage Utilization Report #2

VM Storage Utilization Report #2

Report shows space utilization before and after a vOptimizer Pro space reclamation job was performed. Notice that storage savings estimates are included as well.


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