rmustafa
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64 bit VM video memory limitation in vsphere 5 ???

HI,

I wanted to increase my video RAM to 512 MB in 64 bit VM , it possible ????? if then how ?

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Linjo
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No not possible, I think 128Mb is maximum.

// Linjo

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golddiggie
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http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vsphere5/r50/vsphere-50-configuration-maximums.pdf

On page 2 of the above document:

"Video memory per virtual machine 128MB"

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Jackobli
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Just curious, what's the purpose of such an amount of Videoram on a virtual machine?

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rmustafa
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I need to have 512 MB video memory ....the application involves heavy graphic ...like CAD/CAM..

This is the prereuist of the application .....will it work under vsphere 5 or 4 ????? is it possible to have 512 MB video memory on VM's under vsphere 5 or 4 ??

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Jackobli
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rmustafa schrieb:

I need to have 512 MB video memory ....the application involves heavy graphic ...like CAD/CAM..

This is the prereuist of the application .....will it work under vsphere 5 or 4 ????? is it possible to have 512 MB video memory on VM's under vsphere 5 or 4 ??

Like Linjo and Golddiggie wrote, 128 MB is the max.

But I doubt that vSphere is an appropriate solution for your application. Usually it is not only video memory, but certified graphics cards and drivers (GL, DirectX) that are requiered.

Altough graphics have been improved on the workstation part (VMware Workstation, VMware Fusion), the main purpose of vSphere is server virtualization.

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