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What's New in VMM 2008 R2 SP1 Scripting

Updated: March 16, 2011

Applies To: Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 SP1

New cmdlet parameters have been added to System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1). These parameters leverage the new dynamic memory and RemoteFX features introduced in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.

New Parameters in VMM 2008 R2 SP1

The new parameters outlined in this section have been added to the following cmdlets:

  • New-HardwareProfile

  • New-Template

  • New-VM

  • Set-HardwareProfile

  • Set-Template

  • Set-VM

Parameters

DynamicMemoryEnabled
When set to True, this parameter enables dynamic memory for virtual machines. You can enable dynamic memory directly on a virtual machine or in a template or hardware profile that will be used to create virtual machines. The default value for this parameter is False.

DynamicMemoryMaximumMB
This parameter specifies, in megabytes (MB), the maximum amount of memory that you can allocate to a virtual machine if dynamic memory is enabled. The default value is 65,536 MB.

DynamicMemoryBufferPercentage
This parameter specifies the percentage of memory above a virtual machine’s current memory allocation that the host should try to reserve as a buffer. The default value is 20 percent.

MemoryWeight
This parameter indicates the priority when allocating memory to a virtual machine, relative to other virtual machines on the same host. A virtual machine with a higher setting is allocated more memory resources than a virtual machine with a lower setting.

MonitorMaximumCount
When enabled, this parameter specifies the maximum number of monitors supported by the RemoteFX 3D Video Adapter.

MonitorResolutionMaximum
When enabled, this parameter specifies, as a string, the value that represents the maximum possible monitor resolution of the RemoteFX 3D Video Adapter.

VirtualVideoAdapterEnabled
When set to True, this parameter enables the RemoteFX 3D Video Adapter for virtual machines. You can enable the RemoteFX 3D Video Adapter directly on a virtual machine, or in a template or hardware profile that will be used to create virtual machines. The default value is False.

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