What is the best method to defrag HyperV virtual machines?

From what I have read it is as simple as defragging the guest os using the native defrag tool in Windows, then degragging the host machine.

Is this accurate?
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Darius GhassemConnect With a Mentor Commented:
That is correct you must think of the VM as a physical install the OS is still going to see the hard drive fragemented even though it is just a file so you need to defrag within the Guest OS and the host OS.
skykingjwcAuthor Commented:
Thanks.  One follow up question if you dont mind.

The virtual hard drisk (VHD) files are located on a Dell Powervault SAN.
Would there be any special consideration needed when defragging files on a SAN?
Darius GhassemCommented:
Nope this is all OS nothing to do with hardware. Defragging only moves files on a hard disk so the OS can access faster.
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