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How to Modify the Properties of a Virtual Machine

To modify the properties of a deployed virtual machine, use the Virtual machine properties action in Virtual Machines view. To modify the properties of a stored virtual machine, use the Properties action in Library view.

Note
In both views, the Properties action is the default action for a selected virtual machine, and you can open the Virtual Machine Properties dialog box by double-clicking the virtual machine in the results pane.

To modify the properties of a virtual machine
  1. Navigate to the virtual machine:

    1. If the virtual machine is deployed, in Virtual Machines view, navigate to the host on which the virtual machine is deployed. Then select the virtual machine in the results pane.
    2. If the virtual machine is stored, in Library view, navigate to the library server on which the virtual machine is stored, and click the Virtual Machines and Templates node. Then select the virtual machine in the results pane.
  2. To open the Virtual Machine Properties dialog box, do one of the following:

    1. Double-click the virtual machine in the results pane. (If the virtual machine is in a Failed state, double-clicking the virtual machine chooses Repair virtual machine instead of opening the property sheet.)
    2. In the Actions pane, under Virtual Machine, click Properties.
  3. On the General tab, optionally specify a cost center and tag for the virtual machine and modify the computer name, owner, or operating system description. For information, see How to Modify General Properties of a Virtual Machine.

  4. On the Hardware Configuration tab, modify hardware settings for the virtual machine. For information, see How to Modify the Hardware Configuration of a Virtual Machine.

  5. On the Checkpoints tab, create, edit, and merge checkpoints for the virtual machine, or restore the virtual machine to a previous checkpoint. For information, see How to Manage Checkpoints.

  6. On the Custom tab, add as many as 10 custom properties to the virtual machine. For information, see How to Add and Display Custom Properties for a Virtual Machine.

  7. On the Self-Service tab, configure the virtual machine to be used by a self-service user or group. For information, see How to Configure a Virtual Machine for Self-Service.

  8. On the Virtual Server Actions tab, optionally specify actions to perform on the virtual machine when Virtual Server starts and stops on the host. If the host computer supports hardware-assisted virtualization, specify whether or not to use this capability for the virtual machine. For details, see How to Configure Virtual Server Actions for a Virtual Machine.

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