vOptimizer WasteFinder

Reclaim storage for reduced costs, better performance and reduced risks

Quickly locate and reclaim over-allocated VM storage and dramatically reduce unnecessary storage costs.

Quickly locate and reclaim storage of over-allocated VM disk files for significantly reduced costs with vOptimizer WasteFinder™. This storage reclaiming solution results in improved VM performance, virtual management time savings, and reduced risks associated with poor virtual storage management.


  • Scan for unused storage – Find and total the amount of all unused virtual storage with scans of vCenter Server/ESX Hosts and individual VMs. View estimated total storage savings based on your existing costs and free space needed. Determine your wasted storage amount and potential saving from reclaiming lost space.
  • VM storage optimization – Delay or even prevent new storage purchases when you reclaim storage. The single user interface of vOptimizer WasteFinder makes it easy to reclaim storage that is unused in VMs, and allows you to increase or decrease VM size based on business rules.
  • Volume resizing rules engine – Add free space at regular intervals to VMs based on predefined rules, minimizing virtual storage waste and preventing painful VM outages caused by unavailable storage.
  • Detailed storage cost reporting – Get a better understanding of your virtual storage use and related long-term costs. Quickly address issues that may have a negative business impact, such as storage growth trends and spikes.
  • VM partition alignment – Gain optimal VM data transmission and minimum I/O device latency with proper 64K alignment. Achieve maximum performance from your VMware software and storage investments with a proprietary process that aligns VM OS partitions to 64K offsets. Maximize flexibility by realigning volumes one at a time, or by scheduling several simultaneous 64K alignments for non-peak times.



vOptimizer WasteFinder

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Reclaim Virtual Storage - Wasted space summary

Reclaim Virtual Storage 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.

Reclaim Virtual Storage - VM storage utilization report # 1

Reclaim Virtual StorageVM 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.

Reclaim Virtual Storage - VM storage utilization report #2

Reclaim Virtual Storage 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.