In this article, we will learn how to configure or make changes in the settings of the Hyper-V virtual machine on Windows 10.
Hyper-V allows you to make changes to the settings of a virtual machine. In this way, you can easily customize your virtual machine by increasing or decreasing the virtual resources.
Accessing Virtual Machine Settings
We will see how to make changes in the virtual machine settings, such as changing memory, processor, and adding a new hard disk to a virtual machine.
To access the virtual machine settings, right-click on the virtual machine and select Settings. This will open the virtual machine settings window where you can make changes as per your requirements.
Virtual Machine Memory
To access the virtual machine memory settings, select Memory from the left pane and specify the amount of memory the virtual machine will use.
You can select the Enable Dynamic Memory checkbox. It will allow you to use the dynamic memory within the range of the minimum and maximum allocated RAM.
A memory buffer is the amount of memory that will expand dynamically.
Memory weight will prioritize the availability of memory for this virtual machine compared to the other virtual machines on this computer.
Virtual Machine Processor
To access the virtual processor settings on the left pane, select Processor. You can increase the number of virtual processors.
A virtual machine reserve is the amount of physical CPU that will be ready for use.
The computer will use a percentage of total system resources based on the physical CPU cores.
The virtual machine limit indicates the percentage of core virtual machines that can be consumed.
Relative weight is calculated based on the fact that the virtual machine with the higher weight will get more CPU than the virtual machine with the lower weight.
Virtual Machine Hard Disk
Let’s see how to create a blank virtual hard disk.
1. On the left pane, select IDE Controller 0 to add a virtual hard disk. Choose a hard drive and click Add.
2. Click New.
3. On the new virtual hard disk wizard, click Next.
4. Select “VHDX” as a disk format. It is a Hyper-V virtual hard disk format, and click Next.
5. Select “Dynamically expanding” as a disk type. This type of disk provides better use of physical storage space and is recommended for servers running applications that are not disk intensive. Click Next.
6. Specify the name and location of the virtual hard disk and click Next.
7. You can create a black virtual hard disk or a copy of the contents of an existing physical disk. Select “Create a new black virtual hark disk” if you want to create a black virtual hard disk, and then click Next.
8. Click Finish to create a new virtual hard disk.
Follow the below post on how to install Hyper-V on Windows 10.
Hyper-V allows you to configure, make changes, or add new virtual resources by using the virtual machine settings options. In this blog post, we learned how to make changes or add new virtual resources on Windows 10 Hyper-V.