8-Specify-disk-capacity

Introduction

In this article, we will walk you through how to configure virtual machine settings in VMware Workstation.

Accessing Virtual Machine Settings in VMware Workstation

Open the VMware Workstation application, make sure that the virtual machine that you want to make changes to is powered off, and then select the virtual machine and click “Edit virtual machine settings“.

Configure Virtual Machine Settings in VMware Workstation

The “Virtual Machine Settings” enable you to make changes to the virtual machine’s virtual resources by using the “Hardware” tab.

To adjust the amount of memory for the virtual machine, select “Memory” and specify the memory size in MB’s. For example, 2048 MB is 2GB. You can also use the slider to adjust the memory allocation.

The color icon helps you to select the memory for guest OS from recommended minimum, recomended memory, or maximum recommended memory.

Configure Virtual Machine Settings in VMware Workstation

Select Prcessors to configure settings for your virtual machine, including the number of processors, the number of cores per processor, and select the execution mode under the virtualization engine.

Configure Virtual Machine Settings in VMware Workstation

Select Hard Disk and you will see the existing virtual machine hard disk allocation size. Follow the steps below to add another hard disk to your virtual machine.

To add another hard disk, click “Add“.

Configure Virtual Machine Settings in VMware Workstation

Under hardware type, select “Hard Disk” and click Next.

Configure Virtual Machine Settings in VMware Workstation

For the virtual disk type, select the recommended one. For example, in our case, it’s “NVMe”. Then click Next.

Configure Virtual Machine Settings in VMware Workstation

Select “Create a new virtual disk” if you want to create a new virtual disk, or else you can also select “Use an existing virtual disk” or “Use a physical disk” and then click Next.

Specify the disk capacity size in GB and select “Split virtual disk into multiple files“. It makes it easier to move the virtual machine to another computer but may reduce performance with very large disks. Click Next.

Click “Finish” it will create a new virtual hard disk for your virtual machine.

Follow our below post on how to configure Hyper-V virtual machine settings on Windows 10.

https://easytechhub.com/configure-hyper-v-virtual-machine-settings/

Conclusion

VMware Workstation enables you to configure the virtual machine settings such as memory, processor, hard disk, etc. In this blog post, we learned how to configure the settings of virtual resources in VMware Workstation.

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By Feroz Khan

Feroz Khan works as a system administrator with more than 12 years of experience in information technology. He would like to share the knowledge with others that he has gained during his working experience.

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