When choosing defrag or compact it pauses for a brief moment and says it's complete. The progress bar doesn't even have time to show up and the task manager doesn't show any significant disk activity for the file being defragged/compacted.
My host is running Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit (guest OS doesn't seem to matter - happens on Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 8.1, etc).
At least one other person is having this issue.
Does anyone have a work around for this? Does VMware know about the problem?
I found a work around. The VDDK has an application that shrinks and defragments virtual disks.
Shrink/Compact command: vmware-vdiskmanager.exe -k "<path to vmdk>"
Defrag command: vmware-vdiskmanager.exe -d "<path to vmdk>"