configure vm memory

configure vm vm_name memory memory_size


Changes the amount of memory assigned to an existing virtual machine (VM).

Syntax Description

vm Designates creating a virtual machine.
vm_name Specifies the VM name to change memory for.
memory Designates specifying the amount of RAM allocated to the VM.
memory_size Specifies the amount of RAM (in MB) allocated to the VM. The default is 4,096.


By default, the amount of RAM allocated to a VM is 4,096.

Usage Guidelines

The amount of RAM allocated to a VM is set when the VM is created (default is 4,096 MB), but you can change the allocation with this command. To view the amount of RAM currently allocated to a VM, use the command show vm {vm_name | detail}.

This command does not take effect until the next time the guest VM is started.

The Integrated Application Hosting (IAH) feature requires the Solid State Storage Device SSD-120.


The following example changes the amount of RAM allocated to VM "vm1" to 2,000 MB:

# configure vm vm1 memory 2000


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 30.3.

Platform Availability

This command is available on all platforms that support the Integrated Application Hosting (IAH) feature and have a Core or Premier license installed. For a list of platforms that support the IAH feature and for information about licenses, see the ExtremeXOS and Switch Engine 31.7 Feature License Requirements .