Chapter 5. Editing Virtual Machines

5.1. Editing Virtual Machine Properties

Changes to storage, operating system, or networking parameters can adversely affect the virtual machine. Ensure that you have the correct details before attempting to make any changes. Virtual machines can be edited while running, and some changes (listed in the procedure below) will be applied immediately. To apply all other changes, the virtual machine must be shut down and restarted.


External virtual machines (marked with the prefix external) cannot be edited through the Red Hat Virtualization Manager.

Editing Virtual Machines

  1. Click ComputeVirtual Machines.
  2. Select the virtual machine to be edited.
  3. Click Edit.
  4. Change settings as required.

    Changes to the following settings are applied immediately:

    • Name
    • Description
    • Comment
    • Optimized for (Desktop/Server/High Performance)
    • Delete Protection
    • Network Interfaces
    • Memory Size (Edit this field to hot plug virtual memory. See Hot Plugging Virtual Memory.)
    • Virtual Sockets (Edit this field to hot plug CPUs. See CPU hot plug.)
    • Highly Available
    • Priority for Run/Migration queue
    • Disable strict user checking
    • Icon
  5. Click OK.
  6. If the Next Start Configuration pop-up window appears, click OK.

Some changes are applied immediately. All other changes are applied when you shut down and restart your virtual machine. Until then, the pending changes icon ( pendingchanges ) appears as a reminder to restart the virtual machine.