|Insert the following code into the *.VMX file:|
|sched.mem.pshare.enable = "FALSE"|
|mainMem.useNamedFile = "FALSE"|
|prefvmx.minVmMemPct = "100"|
|prefvmx.useRecommendedLockedMemSize = "TRUE"|
|mainMem.partialLazySave = "FALSE"|
|mainMem.partialLazyRestore = "FALSE"|
|priority.grabbed = "high"|
|priority.ungrabbed = "normal"|
|* sched.mem.pshare.enable = "FALSE", by disabling memory sharing your guests will not share common memory blocks. Your VMware product will also stop comparing memory blocks|
|* mainMem.useNamedFile = "FALSE", doesn't use named-file - use for VMs on USB-disks or other slow disks. On Windows: useNamedFile= "FALSE" causes memory to be backed by the host's swap space.|
|* prefvmx.minVmMemPct = "100", fit memory into RAM. Whenever possible, avoid settings lower 100%.|
|* MemTrimRate = "0" , by disabling MemTrimRate, memory allocation inside the guest is faster because it doesn't take and give memory to the host os upon all requests.|
|* prefvmx.useRecommendedLockedMemSize = "TRUE" , this tells VMWare whether to use a fixed sized memory chunk or balloon and shrink memory as needed.|
|* mainMem.partialLazySave = "FALSE" , do not take snapshots in background|
|* mainMem.partialLazyRestore = "FALSE" , do not restore snapshots in background|
|* priority.grabbed = "high" , sets the priority for the VM in grabbed state|
|* priority.ungrabbed = "normal" , sets the priority for the VM in ungrabbed state.|
Apr 16, 2015
It is the same location.
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data is a symlink (technically an NTFS junction)
Dec 12, 2016
I believe your explanation for
prefvmx.useRecommendedLockedMemSize = "TRUE" is misleading or inaccurate. Granted, I am trying to change VMware workstation preferences, not individual .vmx files.
I was trying to change to the setting below. (It required editing the /etc/vmware/config file or launching vmware via
sudo -i vmware command to change preferences; but that's another issue.)
The center radio button was the setting that WAS selected:
Allow some virtual machine memory to be swapped
It was slowing down my VMs and couldn't disable it via Edit -> Preferences, so I had to edit the config.
So.. to the point:
"Fit all virtual machine memory into reserved host RAM" ==
prefvmx.useRecommendedLockedMemSize = "TRUE"
"Allow some virtual machine memory to be swapped" ==
prefvmx.useRecommendedLockedMemSize = "FALSE"
Sep 17, 2022
Hi, I made a vmx automatically editor for you
If a user would like these settings to be global, they can edit the config.ini in either of the following locations (I'm not sure how it inherits and which is the "master").
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\VMware\VMware Workstation\config.ini
Another copy located at C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware Workstation\config.ini