VMware virtual platforms give you complete ability to modify hardware of any Virtual Machine or VPS. One of the major hardware component which is always in scarcity in the computer world is RAM. This temporary memory also effects the processing speed of a virtual machine irrespective of the platform that you are using.

Before we start with the tutorial – let me first tell you some facts about memory in VMware guest operating system.

  • Irrespective of the platform you are using, if you want to upgrade your Virtual Machine you will need to shut down the guest OS but host can stay alive.
  • Virtual Memory can only be increased to the limit of your existing physical memory.
  • If you want to increase the Virtual memory more than what is available in the host system then you will first need to upgrade RAM of the host and then for the guest.

Let us start with the tutorial. Please note that we have used VMware Virtual Server as the platform for this tutorial but this applies on VMware Workstation too.

Log on to your VMware virtual console –  Select the Virtual Machine whose RAM you want to upgrade – Click VM from the Top menu and then select Settings


In the Virtual Machine Settings – On the Hardware Tab – Select Memory under Devices.

Now in the right pane modify your memory as required.

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