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Semi_Beneviter
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Editing the vmx file on VMware ESXi

I'm attempting to modify the configuration of a virtual machine through the VMX file to alter system information. I've tried several adjustments within the VMX file on an ESXi environment, including settings like:

  • hypervisor.cpuid.v0 = "FALSE"
  • board-id.reflectHost = "TRUE"
  • hw.model.reflectHost = "TRUE"
  • serialNumber.reflectHost = "TRUE"
  • smbios.reflectHost = "TRUE"
  • SMBIOS.noOEMStrings = "TRUE"

However, none of these changes seem to take effect. Additionally, I attempted to rename the scsi0:0 device using:

  • scsi0:0.productID = "blablaSSD"
  • scsi0:0.vendorID = "blabla"

Unfortunately, these adjustments didn't yield the expected outcomes either. I've explored configuring the virtual machine both before installation via the GUI in VM Options and directly through modifications of the VMX file by downloading, editing, and re-uploading it.

I am uncertain whether specific "reflect" codes will function as intended. I am considering manually altering these details, but without visibility into the results, I'm unsure of the next steps to take.

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I attempted to resolve the issue by unregistering the virtual machine, making the necessary changes to the VMX file, and then re-registering the machine on ESXi. Despite this effort, the changes did not take effect as expected.

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