jibey_jacob
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Allocating disk space for the VMs

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Hi:

I'm a newbie to virtualization software.

Do you have to predetermine the amount of disk space and RAM to be allocated for a Workstation 6 VM or can you allocate more (or less) as you use the VM over time?

Thanks.

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karlattherock
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I like allocating the disk space up front - just use a lot more than you need at the time. Allocating more disk is easy in the VM, but expanding the boot partition of your guest can be a time-consuming pain. We just went through this process...no fun.

HDD space is too cheap to skimp on.

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KevinG
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You can expand the virtual disk and you can adjust the amount of memory allocated to the virtual disk, if at a later time decide if you nned more disk space or more or less memory

jibey_jacob
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Thanks.

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karlattherock
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I like allocating the disk space up front - just use a lot more than you need at the time. Allocating more disk is easy in the VM, but expanding the boot partition of your guest can be a time-consuming pain. We just went through this process...no fun.

HDD space is too cheap to skimp on.

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