In the advanced settings, you can configure the resource allocation settings (shares, reservation, and limit) to determine the amount of CPU, memory, and storage resources provided for a virtual machine.

Use the resource allocation settings (shares, reservation, and limit) to determine the amount of CPU, memory, and storage resources provided for a virtual machine.

Prerequisites

A reservation pool virtual datacenter.

Procedure

  1. On the Virtual Datacenters dashboard screen, click the card of the virtual data center you want to explore.
    The list of virtual machines displays in a grid view.
  2. Choose whether you want to view virtual machines in vApps or standalone VMs.
    1. In the Look in field, select All VMs, Standalone VMs, or VMs in vApps.
    The subset of virtual machines displays in a card view.
  3. In the card of the virtual machine you want to edit, click Details.
  4. Click the Advanced menu to edit the resource allocation settings.
  5. For the CPU settings, set the resource allocations shares, reservation, and limit.
  6. For the Memory settings, set the resource allocations shares, reservation, and limit.
  7. For the Metadata settings, enter the metadata.