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 configure virtual machines using the Virtual Machine Properties editor and the Add Hardware wizard, which you access from the vSphere Client. You can change nearly every characteristic that you selected when you created the virtual machine. You can upgrade the virtual hardware of a virtual machine or convert virtual disks from thin to thick using these dialog boxes.

You can configure three types of virtual machine properties.


View existing hardware configuration and access the Add Hardware wizard to add or remove hardware.


View and configure a number of virtual machine properties, such as power management interaction between the guest operating system and virtual machine, and VMware Tools settings.


Configure CPUs, CPU hyperthreading resources, memory and disks.