The read-only data columns do not display the current values, which makes it difficult to specify properly a new memory value.

Problem

Current (MB) and Power State columns do not display the current values, which are collected for the managed object.

Cause

The adapter responsible for collecting data from the vCenter Server on which the target virtual machine is running has not run a collection cycle and collected the data. This omission can occur when you recently created an VMware adapter instance for the target vCenter Server and initiated an action. The VMware vSphere adapter has a five-minute collection cycle.

Solution

  1. After you create a VMware adapter instance, wait an extra five minutes.
  2. Rerun the Set Memory for VM action.

    The current memory value and the current power state appear in the dialog box.