Modify VM Settings

A vApp or VM's hardware can be modified in the same way as setting the hardware configuration during the initial vApp deployment. Depending on the operating system, some or all of the hardware configuration changes may require the VM to be in a shut down (power off) state, or may require a reboot to take effect. 


Note: Certain fields, e.g. Memory/Disk sizes, provide only a limited list of values in a drop-down list. However, these figures can be over-typed if the value required is not listed.



Follow these steps to modify the VM settings:


1. From the Virtual Machines tab, locate the VM to be modified, and click Details.



OR, in List view, click on the vApp. To access list view, click the list view icon at the top right of your screen:   



2. In the Hardware section you can modify:

  • Hard Disks (add new, or increase existing)
  • Compute > CPU, Memory.
  • NIC's > edit existing, delete or add new.



3. Refer to the table below for notes on configuring the settings and click Save.  


Setting Description

CPU - select from drop down list

Memory - Values can be typed into the size field. 

Bus Type Various Bus Types can be selected.
Network Adaptor Type Various adaptors can be added or configured.
IP Mode IP allocation methods can be reset.
MAC Address Reset or leave blank to auto generate. 


4. In the Guest OS Customisation section, set the local administrator password as required, and select OK. 


- The Enable guest customisation box (shown below) must be ticked if you need to change the password.
- If an imported machine in vCloud does not have the Enable guest customisation box ticked, applying this setting can cause issues on the next startup.
- If it is unavoidable, remove the tick from Change SID before ticking Enable guest customisation.
If already configured VMs, administrator passwords and other OS settings are managed by the OS, guest customisation should be un-ticked. 



5. To start the vApp, select Actions > Power On on the vApp.


Note: The first startup takes some time while the VM completes the customisation and hardware changes. 



6. Click VM Console to open a console session.


Note: VM console access is only used when network connectivity is not available, eg. during initial configuration or when troubleshooting in certain circumstances. For normal use, a standard RDP session is recommended. 



7. The VM console displays. Here you can access the:

  • Send Crtl-Alt-Delete function, and
  • Keyboard Layout (select Options > Keyboard Layout).



8. Click Ctrl+Alt+Delete and log on using the Administrator Password you set during deployment. If the password was auto-generated, it can be checked by opening the VM's details. This initial deployment password is visible to anyone with the appropriate permissions to the VM. It can be changed to a user defined password within the operating system. 



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