To ensure that the guest operating system does not modify configuration settings, you can prevent these processes from writing any name-value pairs to the configuration file.


Turn off the virtual machine.


  1. Browse to the virtual machine in the vSphere Client inventory.
  2. Right-click the virtual machine and click Edit Settings.
  3. Select VM Options.
  4. Click Advanced and click Edit Configuration.
  5. Click Add Configuration Params and enter the following values in the Name and Value columns.
    Column Value
    Value true
  6. Click OK to close the Configuration Parameters dialog box, and click OK again.