How to view and update virtual machine settings
Viewing and updating VM settings
After you've deployed a virtual machine (VM), you can view and update its configuration.
In the VMware Cloud Director Virtual Data Center dashboard, select the VDC where the VM is located.
In the left navigation panel, under Compute, select Virtual Machines.
In the card for the VM, click Details.
Select each section to view the settings for the VM and change them if required (see below).
In General, you can view and change properties such as the VM/host name, OS type and version. You can also see if VMware Tools is installed on the VM and change the storage policy for the VM.
To update general VM settings, click Edit.
In Hardware, you can:
See and change the number of virtual CPUs and the amount of RAM associated with the VM.
Specify the number of cores per socket and number of vCPUs. You can use this for software applications that have per-socket licensing. First set the number of vCPUs you require, and then set the number of cores per socket.
Run virtualisation servers as a VM. For example, run a Windows 2008 or 2012 server with Hyper-V, or a VMware ESX host. Select the Expose hardware-assisted CPU virtualization option in these cases.
Add or remove hard disks and network adapters.
If you remove a hard disk, make sure you have a backup of the data. Removal of a hard disk is not reversible, and will result in the deletion of the hard disk and its data.
To update VM hardware, select the appropriate component under Hardware, then click Edit.
Guest OS Customization
By default, a password is randomly generated and assigned when the VM is first booted. You can use this page to determine the login password, or to specify the password that will be assigned to the administrator/root user for the VM.
The password must meet the OS password complexity requirements (at least eight characters long, and including upper and lower case letters and numbers).
For guest customisation to work, VMware Tools must be installed and running in the VM.
For Windows VMs, there is an option for guest customisation to change the SID of the operating system. Bear in mind that changing the SID can corrupt VMs running applications, such as Active Directory, that rely on a known SID.
To update guest OS customisation settings, click Edit.
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