Balloon Driver in VMware

Is there a step by step procedure to configure balloon driver in VMware?
I needed a guide to explain the "balloon driver" concept and  how to reconfigure (after installation of vmware tools) balloon driver and troubleshooting.
Thanks.
cgeorgeisaacAsked:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
The ballon driver does not need configuring, VMware Tools, and the Hypervisor, inflates/deflates the balloon driver when required.

here is a great explaination

Understanding VMware Ballooning - vFrank

see also here

https://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-51/topic/com.vmware.vsphere.monitoring.doc/GUID-88CA95AD-A583-4EF6-838E-D92C87B0BB00.html

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cgeorgeisaacAuthor Commented:
Great Links thanks.  However, do you know where I can change the vmmemct1 if required.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
You do not have to change it.

If you want to remove the memory control driver, you have to select Add/Remove Programs, and select Modify, and select the driver you want to remove.

or, re-install VMware Tools, and create a Custom installation of VMware Tools, and do not select the memory control driver.

BUT, you would always install the balloon driver, unless a vendor tells you not to install.

if you want to disable see here

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1002586

Further info on memory ballooning please check out the Memory Resource Management document
 
 http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/perf-vsphere-memory_management.pdf
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