PetitNuage
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How to enable the Paravirtualization option in the VM settings

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Hi,

I am looking for the powershell command to enable the Paravirtualization option (in the VM settings) for Vista VMs

Is this possible ?

Thx

PN

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LucD
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The paravirtualisation settings is controlled by the line vmi.present in the VMX file of the guest.

See Carter's blog entry on how to change the VMX file from within PowerShell.

The following script shows how enable paravirtualisation.

$spec = New-Object VMware.Vim.VirtualMachineConfigSpec
$spec.extraConfig += New-Object VMware.Vim.OptionValue
$spec.extraConfig[0].key = "vmi.present"
$spec.extraConfig[0].value = "true"
 
(get-view (Get-VM -Name <VM-name>).ID).ReconfigVM($spec)


Blog: lucd.info  Twitter: @LucD22  Co-author PowerCLI Reference

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LucD
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The paravirtualisation settings is controlled by the line vmi.present in the VMX file of the guest.

See Carter's blog entry on how to change the VMX file from within PowerShell.

The following script shows how enable paravirtualisation.

$spec = New-Object VMware.Vim.VirtualMachineConfigSpec
$spec.extraConfig += New-Object VMware.Vim.OptionValue
$spec.extraConfig[0].key = "vmi.present"
$spec.extraConfig[0].value = "true"
 
(get-view (Get-VM -Name <VM-name>).ID).ReconfigVM($spec)


Blog: lucd.info  Twitter: @LucD22  Co-author PowerCLI Reference

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