To fix certain problems with your system, VMware documentation or a VMware Technical Support representative might instruct you to change or add virtual machine configuration parameters.

Important

Changing or adding parameters when a system does not have problems might lead to decreased system performance and instability.

The following conditions apply:

To change a parameter, you must change the existing value for the keyword/value pair. For example, if the existing pair is keyword/value, and you change it to keyword/value2, the new keyword is value2.

You cannot delete a configuration parameter entry.

Caution

You must assign a value to configuration parameter keywords. If you do not assign a value, the keyword might receive a value of 0, false, or disable, which might result in a virtual machine that cannot power on.

Power off the virtual machine.

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Click Virtual Machines in the VMware Host Client inventory.

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Right-click a virtual machine in the list and select Edit settings from the pop-up menu.

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On the VM Options tab, expand Advanced.

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Click Edit Configuration.

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(Optional) To add a parameter, click Add Parameter and enter a name and value for the parameter.

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(Optional) To change a parameter, type a new value in the Value text box for that parameter.

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Click Save.