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Reconfiguring a VM

When a VM is running in the cloud, you can change the VM's instance type and storage policy by using the Reconfigure Cloud Instance wizard in the vCenter Web Client.

Reconfiguring a VM

  1. In the vSphere Web Client, select the virtual machine.
  2. Right-click the VM and select Velostrata Operations > Reconfigure virtual machine.
  3. Select the Instance Type.
  4. Click Next.
  5. To change the storage policy, select either Write Back or Write Isolation. Click Next.
  6. Enter the network tags in a comma-separated list. Click Next.
  7. Review the summary. Changes are noted with the small blue icon.
  8. Click Finish. Or, if you instead want to leave the current VM configuration unchanged, click Cancel.

Considerations when changing the storage policy

You can change the storage policy from write-back mode to write-isolation mode and vice versa. A typical reason for changing the storage mode is to prompt an instance from a test environment to production.

If you change the storage policy from write-isolation mode to write-back mode, the data is written back to on-premises. After the data is synchronized, you can then run the VM back on-premises.

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