You can add or configure most virtual machine properties during the virtual machine creation process or after you create the virtual machine and install the guest operating system.

You can configure three types of virtual machine properties.

View existing hardware configuration and add or remove hardware.
View and configure a number of virtual machine properties such as power management interaction between the guest operating system and the virtual machine, and VMware Tools settings.
Configure CPUs, CPU hyperthreading sources, memory, and disks.