The new defragmentation engine that handles File FAL(File Attribute List) fragmentation is the only defragmenter that can safely defragment the FAL without making it grow. It also dynamically determines how often to process these effected files by the severity of the FAL fragmentation.
In VMware, the V-locity receives this information from the separately installed V-locity and displays it. The V-locity gathers this data from the virtualization host or vCenter.™ A V-locity over Hyper-V will display the name of the host system that the Guest is communicating with.
V-locity passively monitors resource usage during its own local optimization and determines when activity is impeded by other virtual machine activity on the same host or another host attached to the same storage. This invisible monitoring method requires no network resources or local resource overhead.
V-locity contains an Automatic Space Reclamation Engine, which automatically zeroes out unused data blocks on virtual disks and makes virtual disk compaction easy. This allows the unused space to be reclaimed efficiently, without writing zeros to the disk. In some cases, this also permits the reclamation of zeroed out free space during storage migration on the virtual platform, such as Storage vMotion™ .
V-locity 6 and 7 have the option of a management console capable of deploying V-locity, licensing the installs and providing reporting.
In order to deploy V-locity 3 and remotely control V-locity installs with Diskeeper Administrator, the computers running V-locity must be configured to allow Diskeeper Administrator to communicate via these ports:
Diskeeper Administrator Push Install port: 31029 – Diskeeper Administrator uses this port to deploy V-locity to remote computers.
Diskeeper Administrator server port: 31037 – Diskeeper Administrator service receives data from remote V-locity computers via this port.
Diskeeper Administrator console port: 31036 – Diskeeper Administrator remote control console receives data from remote V-locity computers via this port.
Diskeeper Administrator will use these ports if the default ports are unavailable. Diskeeper Administrator. SQL port: 1434 – Diskeeper Administrator uses this port if the SQL database is located on a remote computer.
A reboot is required when you install the V-locity software version 6 or older, which occurs before you would run the Benefit Analyzer. It would another reboot would NOT be require before running the Benefit Analyzer.
The Benefit Analyzer uses the first day to measure system performance without any V-locity features. Then, V-locity features are turned on for day two so that cache gets filled up and the product learns what fragments may be affecting performance. On day three system performance is measured again with V-locity features fully functional. This is then compared to the performance from day one to provide an analysis of the performance benefits derived by running V-locity VM.
You can run it at any time but it is strongly recommended that you run the Benefit Analyzer in V-locity VM during regular production hours during the week. What the Benefit Analyzer needs to capture for best results is what the load is during peak workload hours.
It was realized that I/O traffic was a major component in all aspects regarding performance on a system. In order to accelerate performance proactively, it is more effective to target I/O’s at the source if possible
Usually there is an Windows menu option for V-locity once installed. If you are unable to locate it, try opening up a browser IE (Internet Explorer) or Google Chrome. Then type ‘Localhost’ in the address bar.