You can specify the amount of memory that you want to allocate on a host for a new virtual machine by using the following procedure. You can create or modify a hardware profile or configure hardware profile settings from the New Template Wizard or the New Virtual Machine Wizard.

To configure memory for a virtual machine
  1. In the left pane, under Hardware Profile, click Memory.

  2. Modify the setting as follows:

    Virtual machine memory. Specify, in megabytes (MB) or gigabytes (GB), the total amount of memory on the host that you want to allocate to a virtual machine. The maximum amount of memory that is available to each virtual machine memory depends on the virtualization platform.

    Virtualization Software Minimum Memory Maximum Memory

    Hyper-V (Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2008

    8 MB

    64 GB

    Virtual Server

    4 MB

    3.6 GB

    VMware ESX Server 3.5 and ESX Server 3i

    4 MB

    64 GB

    VMware ESX Server 3.0.2

    4 MB

    16 GB

See Also

For the most up-to-date Help information, go to the Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Help Online. To find additional Virtual Machine Manager 2008 documentation, go to the Virtual Machine Manager 2008 TechCenter Library.