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How to continue to interact with other VMs while compacting / defragmenting drives of one VM under VMware Workstation Pro 16

Hi Folks: I am running VMware Workstation Pro v.16 and have a number of VMs running on it. Is it possible to defragment / compact the drives of a particular VM while still being able to interact with the other VMs? When doing this from the main VMware Workstation menu it prevents you from interacting with the other VMs until the operation is finished.


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Seth Simmons

8/22/2022 - Mon
David Johnson, CD

these are still running and can be connected to via remote desktop (if enabled) or if they are already open
you can use powershell to turn on the vm's https://searchvmware.techtarget.com/tip/VMware-Workstation-15s-built-in-REST-API-eases-VM-automation
Seth Simmons

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