You can view or change virtual machine settings from the vSphere Web Client. Not all options are available to every virtual machine and some options rarely need to change from their defaults.

The host that the virtual machine runs on and the guest operating system must support any configurations that you make.

When you select Edit Settings from a virtual machine right-button menu and click VM Options, you can select one of the following options.

Table 1. Virtual Machine Options

Options

Description

General Options

Virtual machine name and location of the virtual machine configuration file and virtual machine working location. View or change the type and version of the guest operating system.

VMware Remote Console Options

Locking behavior and settings for simultaneous connections,

VMware Tools

Power Controls behavior, VMware Tools scripts, automatic upgrades, and time synchronization between the guest and host.

Power Management

Virtual machine Suspend behavior and wake on LAN.

Boot Options

Virtual machine boot options. Add a delay before booting, force entry into the BIOS or EFI setup screen, or set reboot options.

Advanced

Advanced virtual machine options. See the table below.

Fibre Channel NPIV

Virtual node and port World Wide Names (WWNs).

When you select Edit Settings from a virtual machine right-button menu, click VM Options, and click Advanced, you can select one of the following options.

Table 2. Advanced Virtual Machine Options

Advanced Options

Description

Settings

Specify acceleration and logging settings.

Debugging and statistic

Specify the level of debugging information that is being collected.

Swap file location

Specify the swap file location.

Configuration Parameters

View, modify, or add configuration parameters.

Latency Sensitivity

Set a value for latency sensitivity.