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VMWare, memory reservation

Regarding the path:

  VM->Edit Settings->Resources

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If I set the VM memory to 32 GB,

can the memory reservation ever be set to zero  (I have some confusion on this)

Los Angeles1
Los Angeles1
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
The memory reservation (if you are using this function) has to be set to a value.

This value GUARANTEES,this VM will always be given this value, e.g. if you set 32GB, 32GB will always be reserved and guaranteed for this VM.

The Hypervisor cannot take it away, for use with other virtual machines.
Los Angeles1Author Commented:
Can you set the memory reservation to zero ?
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Why would you want to try and set memory to ZERO ?

if you guaranteed zero memory, the VM would not run.

No you cannot set it to zero.

Try it! and see what happens!
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