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
In the left pane, under Advanced, click Priority, and then in the results pane, select one of the following settings and then click Save:
- Normal (default)
- Custom. Use this field to fine-tune
the relative priority of CPU resources that the virtual machine
should be given. The default value is 1 (the lowest priority) and
the highest setting is 10,000.
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
In the left pane, under Advanced, click Availability.
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.
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