> On 7 Mar 2018, at 14:03, FERNANDO FREDIANI <fernando.fredi...@upx.com> wrote:
> Hello Gianluca
> Resurrecting this topic. I made the changes as per your instructions below on 
> the Engine configuration but it had no effect on the VM graphics memory. Is 
> it necessary to restart the Engine after adding the 20-overload.properties 
> file ? Also I don't think is necessary to do any changes on the hosts right ?
correct on both
> On the recent updates has anything changed in the terms on how to change the 
> video memory assigned to any given VM. I guess it is something that has been 
> forgotten overtime, specially if you are running a VDI-like environment whcih 
> depends very much on the video memory.
there were no changes recently, these are the most recent guidelines we got 
from SPICE people. They might be out of date. Would be good to raise that 
specifically (the performance difference for default sizes) to them, can you 
narrow it down and post to spice-de...@lists.freedesktop.org?

> Let me know.
> Thanks
> Fernando Frediani
> On 24/11/2017 20:45, Gianluca Cecchi wrote:
>> On Fri, Nov 24, 2017 at 5:50 PM, FERNANDO FREDIANI 
>> <fernando.fredi...@upx.com <mailto:fernando.fredi...@upx.com>> wrote:
>> I have made a Export of the same VM created in oVirt to a server running 
>> pure qemu/KVM and which creates new VMs profiles with vram 65536 and it 
>> turned on the Windows 10 which run perfectly with that configuration.
>> Was reading some documentation that it may be possible to change the file 
>> /usr/share/ovirt-engine/conf/osinfo-defaults.properties in order to change 
>> it for the profile you want but I am not sure how these changed should be 
>> made if directly in that file, on another one just with custom configs and 
>> also how to apply them immediatelly to any new or existing VM ? I am pretty 
>> confident once vram is increased that should resolve the issue with not only 
>> Windows 10 VMs, but other as well.
>> Anyone can give a hint about the correct procedure to apply this change ?
>> Thanks in advance.
>> Fernando
>> Hi Fernando, 
>> based on this:
>> https://www.ovirt.org/develop/release-management/features/virt/os-info/ 
>> <https://www.ovirt.org/develop/release-management/features/virt/os-info/>
>> you should create a file of kind 
>> /etc/ovirt-engine/osinfo.conf.d/20-overload.properties
>> but I think you can only overwrite the multiplier and not directly the 
>> vgamem (or vgamem_mb in rhel 7) values
>> so that you could put something like this inside it:
>> os.windows_10.devices.display.vramMultiplier.value = 2
>> os.windows_10x64.devices.display.vramMultiplier.value = 2
>> I think there are no values for vgamem_mb
>> I found these two threads in 2016
>> http://lists.ovirt.org/pipermail/users/2016-June/073692.html 
>> <http://lists.ovirt.org/pipermail/users/2016-June/073692.html>
>> that confirms you cannot set vgamem
>> and
>> http://lists.ovirt.org/pipermail/users/2016-June/073786.html 
>> <http://lists.ovirt.org/pipermail/users/2016-June/073786.html>
>> that suggests to create a hook
>> Just a hack that came into mind:
>> in a CentOS vm of mine in a 4.1.5 environment I see that by default I get 
>> this qemu command line
>> -device 
>> qxl-vga,id=video0,ram_size=67108864,vram_size=33554432,vram64_size_mb=0,vgamem_mb=16,bus=pci.0,addr=0x2
>> Based on this:
>> https://www.ovirt.org/documentation/draft/video-ram/ 
>> <https://www.ovirt.org/documentation/draft/video-ram/>
>> you have
>> vgamem = 16 MB * number_of_heads
>> I verified that if I edit the vm in the gui and set Monitors=4 in console 
>> section (but with the aim of using only the first head) and then I power off 
>> and power on the VM, I get now
>> -device 
>> qxl-vga,id=video0,ram_size=268435456,vram_size=134217728,vram64_size_mb=0,vgamem_mb=64,bus=pci.0,addr=0x2
>> I have not a client to connect and verify any improvement: I don't know if 
>> you will be able to use all the new ram in the only first head with a better 
>> experience or if it is partitioned in some way...
>> Could you try eventually?
>> Gianluca
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