You can change or add virtual machine configuration parameters if you intend to use experimental features or when instructed by a VMware technical support representative.

You also might see VMware documentation that instructs you to change or add a parameter. In such cases, you can safely follow the recommended procedure.

The following conditions apply:

To change a parameter, you change the existing value for the keyword/value pair. For example, if you start with the keyword/value pair, keyword/value, and change it to keyword/value2, the result is keyword=value2.

You cannot delete a configuration parameter entry.

Caution

You must assign a value to configuration parameter keywords. If you don't assign a value, the keyword can return a value of 0, false, or disable, which can result in a virtual machine that cannot power on.

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Select a virtual machine.

In the virtual machines and templates inventory tree, select a group of virtual machines and select a virtual machine from the list on the right.

Search for a virtual machine and select it from the search results list.

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In the VM Hardware panel, click Edit Settings.

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Click VM Options.

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Click the Advanced triangle to expand the advanced options.

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Click Edit Configuration.

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(Optional) To add a parameter, click Add Row 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 OK.