virtualunlimite
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Contributor

Increasing video memory for a VM?

How do I increase the video memory for a VM from VCD 9.x? The HTML5 client doesn't have the option on the GUI. Is there a way to do change the attributes?

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virtualunlimite
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Contributor

Any help?

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TomHowarth
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From the fact that you are using the H5 client and not the Flex client I am going to assume that you are a tenant rather than the Cloud admin and you are asking about your particular OvDC.

assuming you have Admin rights in your OvCD.

power off the VM That you are wanting to change the compute resource one

select  the virtual machine and select details.  this will load a new form.

in there are for sub sections

General

Hardware

Guest OS Customization

Advanced

the bits you need will be found in the Hardware section

Tom Howarth VCP / VCAP / vExpert
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Blog: http://www.planetvm.net
Contributing author on VMware vSphere and Virtual Infrastructure Security: Securing ESX and the Virtual Environment
Contributing author on VCP VMware Certified Professional on VSphere 4 Study Guide: Exam VCP-410
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TomHowarth
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my bad. I misread your question - increasing Video memory is not available via the H5 client to my knowledge,

Tom Howarth VCP / VCAP / vExpert
VMware Communities User Moderator
Blog: http://www.planetvm.net
Contributing author on VMware vSphere and Virtual Infrastructure Security: Securing ESX and the Virtual Environment
Contributing author on VCP VMware Certified Professional on VSphere 4 Study Guide: Exam VCP-410
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virtualunlimite
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Contributor

well please let me know if it's possible via the flex client

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celoxgroup
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Enthusiast

Couldn't find it either. Maybe check the API if it is possible. As a workaround we have changed video memory settings on the master image via vCenter.

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TomHowarth
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Nor unfortunately is it available from the Flex client either.  it could be available via the API but I have not tried it.

Tom Howarth VCP / VCAP / vExpert
VMware Communities User Moderator
Blog: http://www.planetvm.net
Contributing author on VMware vSphere and Virtual Infrastructure Security: Securing ESX and the Virtual Environment
Contributing author on VCP VMware Certified Professional on VSphere 4 Study Guide: Exam VCP-410
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jnivoit
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

No this is not available at all in the vCD API. One needs to go directly to vSphere for this.

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