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VMware restricting to 3GB RAM [CLOSED]

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I am running VMware player on CentOS 5.4 and its working fine. However it does not allow me to increase the RAM more than 3GB. It keeps throwing error stating- "Requested memory size is greater than allowed maximum of 3072 MB. Could not initiate memory hot plug."

I understand from few threads that 32bit OS has this kind of limitation but I am able to understand why I am seeing this issue when I am using 64bit OS and VMware player is also for 64bit.

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posted Jan 20, 2014 by Tarun Singhal

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Check this VMware article and see if you fall within the limitations described:

Virtual machine memory limits and hardware versions (1014006)
http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1014006

answer Jan 20, 2014 by Kiran Kumar
Figured out the way. Upgrading VMwaretools did the trick.
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