To fix certain problems with your system, VMware documentation or a VMware Technical Support representative might instruct you to change or add virtual machine configuration parameters.

Before you begin

Power off the virtual machine.

About this task

Important:

Changing or adding parameters when a system does not have problems might lead to decreased system performance and instability.

The following conditions apply:

  • To change a parameter, you must change the existing value for the keyword/value pair. For example, if the existing pair is keyword/value, and you change it to keyword/value2, the new keyword is value2.

  • You cannot delete a configuration parameter entry.

Caution:

You must assign a value to configuration parameter keywords. If you do not assign a value, the keyword might receive a value of 0, false, or disable, which might result in a virtual machine that cannot power on.

Procedure

  1. Click Virtual Machines in the VMware Host Client inventory.
  2. Right-click a virtual machine in the list and select Edit settings from the pop-up menu.
  3. On the VM Options tab, expand Advanced.
  4. Click Edit Configuration.
  5. (Optional) : To add a parameter, click Add Parameter and enter a name and value for the parameter.
  6. (Optional) : To change a parameter, type a new value in the Value text box for that parameter.
  7. Click Save.