Sunday, 11 December 2011

Offline virtual image operations and tools

This area surveys the accoutrement offered by Basic Apparatus Monitor and third-party vendors for some of the accepted operations performed on basic deejay images. The accoutrement are offered either as,

A packaged apartment for a accustomed artefact line, e.g. vmkfstools1 for VMware ESX, vmware-vdiskmanager 14 for VMware Workstation, Fusion and Server; vboxmanage 9 for VirtualBox, or,

Discrete accoutrement acknowledging one or added operations on basic deejay files of a accustomed format, e.g., VHD Tool15, or beyond one or added artefact lines, e.g., SCVMM 16, or,

Built-in card items in the user interface of the product, e.g., actualize (new) basic disk, in VMware Workstation, Fusion, and Server; VirtualBox; Parallels Dekstop and Workstation.

Each apparatus requires that the basic deejay angel should be offline, i.e., no basic apparatus that uses this basic deejay angel should be active back the operation is performed.

Note that the addendum / amplification / amplification is allusive alone for those basic deejay images that accept pre-allocated storage. The compress and defragment operations are accurate alone for basic deejay images that abound dynamically by allocating accumulator on demand. The closing operations are performed on the deejay blocks acceptance to the basic deejay image; a consecutive OS-level defragmentation is all-important to acknowledgment blocks freed by them to the unallocated list.

The table beneath lists the basic deejay angel operations and the accoutrement accessible for assuming them per bartering product

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