An administrator can modify many advanced configurations of a virtual machine. These advanced configurations will affect the virtual machine's functionality, compatibility, and performance. This chapter will cover some of these settings, including the virtual machine monitor mode, CPU hot plug, memory hot add, CPUID mask, and CPU affinity. The installation of VMware Tools will also be covered. VMware Tools provide important drivers and performance information to your virtual machines. This should be installed and kept up to date at all times.
In this chapter you will learn the following: