VMware - Settings

Both the Settings panel in the Virtual Guest Job wizard and the VM Processor\Memory\Disk Settings panel in the Virtual Guest Package lets you select the virtual processor, memory, and disk settings appropriate for the new virtual guest.

On this panel, you can:

  • Increase or decrease the number of virtual processors, using the Virtual Processor and Memory Configuration field. Specify the number of virtual processors and the amount of memory that will be allocated to the virtual machine.
  • Increase or decrease the memory allocated to the virtual machine.
  • Add new virtual disks and modify the data stores for the ones that are part of the template, in the Virtual Disk Configuration section.

Field descriptions


Virtual Processor and Memory Configuration

Number of virtual processors — Select the virtual number of virtual processors that will be dedicated to this virtual machine from the drop-down list.

Memory for this virtual machine — Use the slide bar to set the amount of dedicated memory for this virtual machine.

Disk Format

Select one of the following format options from the drop-down list.

Same format as source — Use this option if you want to use the same storage format as the source template or VM, if you are cloning a template or VM.

Thin Provisioned format — Use this option if you want to dynamically allocate storage using VMware vStorage Thin Provisioning. In this format, the system dynamically consumes the space for the physical disk; space is allocated and expanded on demand by the VMFS 3 driver whenever the guest OS requests space. For example, if you create an 80 GB disk but only use 20 GB of that disk, the actual disk consumption on the physical drives is 20 GB.


This option is support only for VMFS 3 and higher data stores.

Thick format — Use this option if you want the entire defined space allocated on physical disk. For example, if you are planning to allocate 50 GB disk space to a new virtual machine, the entire 50 GB will be consumed on the physical drives.

Virtual Disk Configuration

Do not create a disk

Create a new virtual disk — After selecting this option, click Add ( ) to display the Add virtual disk dialog box, where you can specify the storage adapter type, the amount of storage, and the location of the datastore.You can also select the Thin Disk Provisioning option to specify that the new virtual disk use thin disk provisioning (described above). Note that a user-added disk can be deleted or modified, however, you cannot change the size or delete the disks provided from the template.

Where to go from here

VMware - Network Connections

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