You can review and change the name, description, and other general properties of a virtual machine.

Prerequisites

Verify that the virtual machine is powered off.

Procedure

  1. Click My Cloud.
  2. In the left pane, click VMs.
  3. Select a virtual machine, right-click, and select Properties.
  4. Click the General tab, change the properties, and click OK.

    Option

    Action

    Computer name

    Type the computer and host name set in the guest operating system that identifies the virtual machine on a network. This field is restricted to 15 characters because of a Windows OS limitation on computer names.

    Description

    Type an optional description of the virtual machines.

    Operating System Family

    Select an operating system family from the drop-down menu.

    Operating System

    Select an operating system from the drop-down menu.

    Virtual hardware version

    Virtual hardware version of the virtual machine. Select the Upgrade to and select a hardware version to upgrade the virtual machine hardware.

    Virtual CPU hot add

    Select the check box to enable virtual CPU hot add. This option allows you to add virtual CPUs to a powered on virtual machine. This feature is only supported on certain guest operating systems and virtual machine hardware versions.

    Memory hot add

    Select the check box to enable memory hot add. This option allows you to add memory to a powered on virtual machine. This feature is only supported on certain guest operating systems and virtual machine hardware versions.

    Synchronize time

    Select the check box to enable time synchronization between the virtual machine guest operating system and the virtual datacenter in which it is running.

    Storage Policy

    Select a storage policy for the virtual machine to use from the drop-down menu.