There is currently no way to have the video memory set to a custom
amount on a per-image basis unless you modify the code.
A change was made from VCL 2.2 --> 2.2.1 to add the following line to
the vmx file when it is generated:
svga.autodetect = "TRUE"
This causes the Video card setting to be set to "Auto-detect video
settings" when viewed using the vSphere Client. This solved problems
viewing the VM console in the vSphere Client. I'm not sure how the
amount of video memory is determined using this setting but it may help
The setting the the vmx file which sets a specific video memory amount
is svga.vramSize. VCL does not set this. It would be possible to add a
line to the prepare_vmx subroutine in VMware.pm such as:
"svga.vramSize" => "8388608",
Please submit a Jira issue if you'd like to see this value be
customizable in a future release.
On 3/11/2011 8:48 AM, Roger Herling wrote:
Not sure if this is possible or not but we are using esx 4.1 free
edition and I am trying to create a windows 7 image with adobe cs5 on it
and I am having some performance issues and I am wondering if the fact
that the VM only has 4mb of video memory allocated to it when the vm is
created is there a way for the vcl to create a vm with a set amount of
*Sr. Desktop Administrator*