You can change virtual machine hardware, such as CPU, memory, hard disks, disk-level storage policies, and NICs.

About this task

The number of virtual CPUs and memory that a virtual machine supports depends on its virtual hardware version.

Table 1. Virtual Hardware Versions and CPU and Memory Support

Virtual Hardware Version

Maximum CPUs

Maximum Memory

HW4

4

64GB

HW7

8

255GB

HW8

32

1011GB

HW9

64

1011GB

HW10

64

1011GB

Prerequisites

If CPU hot add or memory hot add is not enabled for the virtual machine, power off the virtual machine before you change the CPU or memory.

Power off the virtual machine before you change the storage policy for a virtual machine disk.

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 Hardware tab.
  5. (Optional) : Select the number of CPUs and cores per socket for the virtual machine.
  6. (Optional) : Select Expose hardware-assisted CPU virtualization to guest OS to support virtualization servers or 64-bit virtual machines running on the virtual machine.
  7. (Optional) : Select the total memory for the virtual machine from the Total memory drop-down menu.
  8. (Optional) : Select the storage policy for each virtual machine hard disk from the storage policy drop-down menu.
  9. Click OK.