Use the Edit Resource Settings dialog box to change allocations for memory and CPU resources.

Procedure

  1. Browse to the virtual machine in the vSphere Web Client navigator.
  2. Right-click and select Edit Resource Settings.
  3. Edit the CPU Resources.

    Option

    Description

    Shares

    CPU shares for this resource pool with respect to the parent’s total. Sibling resource pools share resources according to their relative share values bounded by the reservation and limit. Select Low, Normal, or High, which specify share values respectively in a 1:2:4 ratio. Select Custom to give each virtual machine a specific number of shares, which expresses a proportional weight.

    Reservation

    Guaranteed CPU allocation for this resource pool.

    Limit

    Upper limit for this resource pool’s CPU allocation. Select Unlimited to specify no upper limit.

  4. Edit the Memory Resources.

    Option

    Description

    Shares

    Memory shares for this resource pool with respect to the parent’s total. Sibling resource pools share resources according to their relative share values bounded by the reservation and limit. Select Low, Normal, or High, which specify share values respectively in a 1:2:4 ratio. Select Custom to give each virtual machine a specific number of shares, which expresses a proportional weight.

    Reservation

    Guaranteed memory allocation for this resource pool.

    Limit

    Upper limit for this resource pool’s memory allocation. Select Unlimited to specify no upper limit.

  5. Click OK.