My work is too cheap to spring for a full version of VMWare. Well, that’s not that fair to say – the people who need it get it, and the rest of us get VMWare Player. And honestly, I don’t need it since I rarely use VMs.
Point is: The memory and processor settings are locked in VMWare Player, and my virtual machine was lagging.
- Turn off the VM completely. No suspend or save state or any of that jazz.
- Close VMWare Player
- Open the VM’s .vmx file in a text editor
- Change or add the numvcpus key to how many CPUs you want. Ex: numvcpus = “4” (Keep in mind this cannot be more than your actual machine, I think)
- Change the memsize key to how much memory you wish to allocate. Ex: memsize = “4096”
- Re-open VM in vmware
This will work with any other settings you need, but those are probably the most useful. Good luck!