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