VMware Insufficient video RAM

Looking through my ESXi event log I saw this message:

“Warning message on **server**: Insufficient video RAM. The maximum resolution of the virtual machine will be limited to 1672×1254. To use the configured maximum resolution of 2560×1600, increase the amount of video RAM allocated to this virtual machine by setting svgavramSize=”16384000″ in the virtual machine’s configuration file.”

This is already detailed in a VMware kb article: http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=1024990&sliceId=1&docTypeID=DT_KB_1_1&dialogID=281540115&stateId=1%200%20281538732

The quick and easy fix is:

1. Shut down your VM

2. Edit your VM settings

3. Change the Video card total RAM to 16mb

4. Boot up your VM and no error message


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