vmware
ESXi
vmotion
checkpointSVGAPrimarySize
svga.vramSize

How to fix VMWare windows screen resolution error

Symptom

When trying to change Virtual Machine windows resolution, only very small resolution screen sizes are shown.

  • 128MB of video memory

2017-11-06_113011.png

How to fix

  • check virtual guest machines configuration

    • remove svga.guestBackedPrimaryAware => set Empty value
    • vmotion.checkpointSVGAPrimarySize
    • svga.vramSize (if set)
    • svga.guestBackedPrimaryAware => "FALSE"
  • NG

    2017-11-06_111457.png

16777216 = 16MB --> limiting available VGA memory size

  • OK

    2017-11-06_111354.png

134217728 = 128MB --> make full use of available VGA memory !

:relaxed:

Reference

http://tukaikta.blog135.fc2.com/blog-entry-128.html