Configuring Hardware

Applies To: Virtual Machine Manager 2008, Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2, Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 SP1

Use the following procedures to specify the hardware configuration of a virtual machine. These settings do not specify actual hardware; however, VMM uses these settings to calculate resource allocation. You can import hardware profiles and save a hardware profile based on current hardware settings.

Supported Hardware Capabilities: Hyper-V, Virtual Server, and VMware

Configure hardware

Create hardware profiles


Action Location

Create a virtual machine.

New virtual machine (from any view) 

Create a hardware profile.

New hardware profile (from Library View)

Create a template.

New template (from Library View)

See Also


How to Create a Hardware Profile
How to Modify the Properties of a Hardware Profile
How to Save a Hardware Profile While Creating a Virtual Machine or Template