VM Status when you add resources.

VM Status when you add resources.

When you need to add resources to a VM, for instance either:
More Memory:
 More CPU:
 new hard Disk
 Extending existing hard Disk size

--Considering the above scenarios, in which scenario you will have to shut down the VM to add a resource.
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David SankovskySenior SysAdminCommented:
That depends on the Operating system in question, your VMWARE license and several other factors:

Adding a new HDD and exting an existing one can be done without turning off the machine.
Removing an HDD needs a powered down machine.
Adding RAM / CPU can be done as a hot add (without powerdown) on certain Windows VMs (if the approporiate option has been enabled in VMWARE)
removing compute resources ALWAYS required the machine to be powered off.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Anything to do with hard disk is Hot Plug. (adding and removing).

I'm afraid previous post is *WRONG*, all virtual disk are hot plug and can be added and removed, and that's been a function of ESXI /vSphere for many versions.

Hot Add RAM and Hot Add CPU needs to be enabled in options and is not the default, before you use those options.
R@f@r P@NC3RVirtualization SpecialistCommented:

You can add hard disk and increase its capacity with the vm on. after this you must extend the volume in the operating system.

To add more memory and CPU the vm must be off.

You can enable the option in the vm to add memory and hot cpu, but the option is disabled by default. To activate it you should turn off the vm.

I remain attentive to your comments.


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