How to increase CPU and Memory on Windos 7 VM

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How do i increase the CPU and ram on a VM running Win7? The ESXi Server is 4
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unless you have enabled hot add cpu and memory, you will need to power off and shutdown the VM.

Right Click the VM, Edit Settings and change CPU and Memory as per your requirements.

Power ON VM.

No changes are required in the VM, its plug and play. So it will recognise the change of memory and CPU.

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One question which gets asked alot, is do I use Sockets or Cores.

Just change the Sockets value, cores is used if you have a specific licensing requirement.

A Socket is 1 CPU (virtual cpu).
HI

R/C on VM (win7) - edit setting - select cpu and change no of socate


R/C on VM (win7) - edit setting - select - memory - change as per required

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