The virtual machine options define a range of virtual machine properties such as name, vApp functionality, its behavior with the guest operating system and VMware Tools, and other Advanced options.

You can change the following settings in the Options tab of the Virtual Machine Properties Editor:

General Options

Virtual machine display name and type of guest operating system. (Read-only) location of virtual machine and its configuration file.

Appliance Options

Virtual machine options for functionality, product information, properties, and OVF settings specific to virtual appliances.

VMware Tools

Power Controls behavior, VMware Tools scripts and automatic updates.

Power Management

Virtual machine Suspend behavior.

Advanced > General

Acceleration, logging, debugging and statistics.

Advanced > CPUID Mask

NX flag and advanced identification mask options.

Advanced > Memory/CPU Hotplug

Hot add enablement for individual virtual machines.

Advanced > Boot Options

Virtual machine boot options.

Advanced > Paravirtualization

VMI paravirtualization enablement

Advanced > Fibre Channel NPIV

Virtual node and port World Wide Names (WWNs).

Advanced > CPU/MMU Virtualization

Settings for enabling Hardware Page Table Virtualization.

Advanced > Swapfile Location

Swapfile location.