You can configure how CPU resources are allocated and whether the virtual machine is highly available. You can use these procedures when creating a hardware profile, modifying a hardware profile, or configuring hardware profile settings from the New Template Wizard or the New Virtual Machine Wizard.

When CPU usage on a host is high, virtual machines with higher priority are allocated CPU resources before virtual machines with lower priority. You can select a priority or assign a custom priority to exercise finer control.

To configure a virtual machine's priority for using host CPU resources

Making a virtual machine highly available will allow you to run the virtual machine on clustered Hyper-V hosts.

To configure a virtual machine as a highly available virtual machine
  1. In the left pane, under Advanced, click Availability.

  2. In the right pane, select Make this VM highly available.

    During placement, only Hyper-V hosts that are in a failover cluster and ESX hosts in a host cluster with High Availability enabled will be available for this virtual machine.

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.