1 Reply Latest reply on Nov 6, 2012 6:37 AM by RubenEGraff

    Increasing memory in VMware Studio 2.6

    mfinn Novice

      Is there a way to increase the memory of the VMware Studio 2.6 appliance greater than 4 GB?  I see the appliance is using Ubuntu 8.04 and compiled with the generic flag (rather than server which would support PAE), so I am assuming I am maxed out on memory? I'm building a large vApp (around 20 VMs currently) which takes a long time.  I am looking for ways to speed it up and the only system resource it appears to be maxing out is memory.  If it is not possible, I would like to request future version being built on a 64 bit OS.

        • 1. Re: Increasing memory in VMware Studio 2.6
          RubenEGraff Novice

          I am using the Ubuntu 10.04 build and I created a repository upgrading to the 10.04 32-44 pae kernal and it seems to work find except for the vmxnet driver will not provide a perm address that is required by our software.    Switching to an e1000 driver fixes that.   I also was able to update to the new kernal in the post installation script utilizing these lines which removed the extra 2.6.32-38 kernal.

           

          apt-get install linux-headers-2.6.32-43-generic-pae
          apt-get install linux-image-2.6.32-43-generic-pae
          apt-get purge -y .*2.6.32-38-generic

           

           

          Creating a repository also works

           

          This script downloads the 3.0.0.26 kernal which also works.  just run it from a temp directory and copy the files over to a repository you make up in studio.   If you go that way, you probably still want to use the apt-get purge command to clean out the old kernal.

           

          #!/bin/bash

          Kernal_pkgs="

          linux-headers-3.0.0-26=3.0.0-26.43~lucid1

          linux-headers-3.0.0-26-generic-pae=3.0.0-26.43~lucid1

          linux-headers-generic-pae-lts-backport-oneiric=3.0.0.26.14

          linux-image-3.0.0-26-generic-pae=3.0.0-26.43~lucid1

          linux-image-generic-pae-lts-backport-oneiric=3.0.0.26.14

          "

          sed 's/^deb-src/# deb-src/' -i /etc/apt/sources.list

          aptitude -y update

          aptitude -q -R --schedule-only purge ~i

          aptitude -q -R --schedule-only download $Kernal_pkgs

          aptitude -y download