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Increasing the RAM size of The Virtual machine

Hi,

I had 1 GB of RAM when I installed the virtual machine. So I assigned 512 MB to the Virtual machine. Recently I added 2.5 GB of RAM. Tried to increase the RAM size of the VM. But the location of the RAM size is grayed out. I did reboot the VM but still the location is grayed out. Anybody there can help?

Best regards

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Immortal
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you will need to power off the VM in order to increase the memory. have you try doing so? also may i know which vmware product are you referring to

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As written you have to power-off a VM to change vRAM (or vCPU) settings.

With vSphere Advanced (or more) and SOME guest OS you can use the hot-add feature. But you must enable this feature at VM level when the VM is powered off.

Andre

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Hi,

Thanks for the quick response. In order to power up the VM I did reboot the VM. Is there other way to power up?

The product is the VMware Workstation 7.1.

Best regards

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You must enter in your guest OS and make a shutdown from there.

Or, if you have VMware Tools installed, use guest shutdown.

Andre

Andre | http://about.me/amauro | http://vinfrastructure.it/ | @Andrea_Mauro
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Hi,

Thanks a lot for the response. It did work.

Best regards

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