8-Disk-capacity

Introduction

In this article, we will learn how to configure virtual machine settings in VMware Workstation Player.

Accessing Virtual Machine Settings in VMware Workstation Player

Open the VMware Workstation Player 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“.

How to Configure Virtual Machine Settings in VMware Player

The “Virtual Machine Settings” enable you to make changes to the virtual resources of a virtual machine.

Select Memory and specify the amount of memory allocation for the virtual machine. Follow the color icons. It will help you to allocate the memory for your virtual machine.

How to Configure Virtual Machine Settings in VMware Player

Select Processors if you want to configure the virtual processor, such as to increase the number of cores and to select the execution mode under the virtualization engine.

How to Configure Virtual Machine Settings in VMware Player

Click on the “Options” tab. It will allow you to make changes to the settings such as General, Power, Share folders, VMware Tools, Unity, and Autologin options.

How to Configure Virtual Machine Settings in VMware Player

Under the “Hardware” tab, select “Hard disk”. You will see the existing virtual machine hard disk allocation size. Follow the steps below to add another hard disk to your virtual machine.

Select Hard disk and click “Add“.

How to Configure Virtual Machine Settings in VMware Player

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

How to Configure Virtual Machine Settings in VMware Player

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

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 to create a new virtual hard disk.

As you can see in the below image, a new virtual hard disk has been added to the virtual machine.

Follow our article below on how to configure virtual machine settings in VMware Workstation.

https://easytechhub.com/configure-virtual-machine-settings-in-vmware-workstation/

Conclusion

You can make changes to the virtual machine resources such as memory, processor, hard disk, etc. in VMware Workstation Player. In this blog post, we learned how to configure the settings of virtual resources in VMware Workstation Player.

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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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