Configuring VM hardware

Configuring hardware in your virtual machine is very much like configuring a physical computer—just without the need for a screwdriver. With a physical computer, you can adjust the CPUs and BIOS settings. You can also adjust physical RAM, network interfaces, disk interfaces and disk devices, and DVD drives (with/without a loaded DVD), and so on. Each of these physical components is provided within a Hyper-V VM, and the PowerShell cmdlets make it simple to configure the virtual hardware available to any Hyper-V VM.

In this recipe, you adjust the VM's BIOS, CPU count, and memory, and then add a SCSI controller. You then create a virtual disk and assign it to the SCSI controller. Then, you view the results.

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