romatlo32
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Schedule an increase to RAM?

Hi Folks,

I am noticing that I am unable to increase RAM because grayed out, hot plug disabled, understood.

however, when trying schedule this task after a power off scheduled task, still grayed out.  Is that correct?

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StephenMoll
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Only things I can think of:

(1) The virtual hardware dialogue for the VM will need to be closed and reopened to see a change in state. Powering down the VM with the dialogue open will not dynamically change the status of the dialogue, e.g. unfreezing greyed out controls. Sometime the main web client view can benefit from a refresh too.

(2) How much vRAM are we talking about. Is it already at the maximum for the licensed state of the host?

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romatlo32
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Thanks for responding!

I understand when editing settings, memory settings are grayed out because we do not enable memory hot plug.

However, I was hoping that the task scheduler would except me to schedule a Shutdown Guest VM, then allow a second subsequent scheduled task to increase the RAM.

I've added the Shutdown task, and now trying to add an Edit Resource settings task, but RAM is still grayed out.  Pic attached...

Looks like I just can't do it, and will have to manually babysit it to get it done....

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StephenMoll
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That looks like the wrong dialogue. That is the resource allocation settings dialogue. You want the VM virtual hardware dialogue.

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StephenMoll
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I don't have access to my system at the moment, but found this picture via Google so hopefully it shows here:

2-10.png

You want "Edit Settings...", not "Edit Resource Settings...".

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romatlo32
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Thank you again!  But seems like we are talking about different stuff.

I am talking about scheduling a new task.  Actually, looks like there is no Edit Settings option.

See pic...

vspheresettings.jpg

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TheBobkin
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Hello romatlo32​,

There is no scheduled task setting for increasing the assigned Memory to a VM - only changing the reservations etc. as you have in your screenshot. The Memory cannot be increased in the state of the VM being powered-on due to Memory Hot Plug not being enabled as you understand.

The likely only way to achieve this would be via PowerCLI or some other timed script for editing the VMs settings while it is powered-off - if you are only planning on doing this for 1/few VM's then better to just do it manually (unless that is you also care about learning about how this can be orchestrated in which case research the automation processes).

Bob

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