You can set or change virtual machine options to run VMware Tools scripts, control user access to the remote console, configure startup behavior, and more. The virtual machine options define a range of virtual machine properties, such as the virtual machine name and the virtual machine behavior with the guest operating system and VMware Tools. In addition, the options define vApp functionality and other options that you rarely need to change from their defaults.

Change the virtual machine settings on the Options tab of the Virtual Machine Properties Editor. You cannot configure some of the options. For example, you can add a guest operating system when you create a virtual machine, but you cannot change the guest operating system type and version after you create the virtual machine.

Virtual Machine Options

Options

Description

General Options

Display name and type and version of guest operating system. Location of the virtual machine configuration file and the virtual machine working location.

VMware Remote Console Options

Lock the guest operating system when the last remote user disconnects and limit the number of simultaneous connections to the virtual machine.

vApp Options

Options for functionality, product information, properties, and OVF settings specific to virtual appliances.

VMware Tools

Power Controls behavior, VMware Tools scripts, automatic upgrades, and time synchronization between the guest and host.

Power Management

Virtual machine Suspend behavior and wake on LAN.

Boot Options

Virtual machine boot options. Add a delay before booting or force entry into the BIOS or EFI setup screen.

Fibre Channel NPIV

Virtual node and port World Wide Names (WWNs).

You can change advanced virtual machine settings on the Options tab.

Advanced Virtual Machine Options

Advanced Options

Description

General

Acceleration, logging, debugging and statistics.

Swap file Location

Swap file location options.

Configuration Parameters

View, modify, or add configuration parameters.