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Status Delivered
Created by Guest
Created on Jan 28, 2020

vHMC: Show full screen

We are running x86 vHMC
Version 9
Release 1
Service Pack 940
Build Level 1911021524
Base Version V9R1
Model Type Ve67-f61
Serial Number 0e11c02
BIOS 6.00
HMC driver n/a
MH01831 - HMC V9R1 M931
MH01836 - HMC V9R1 M940

When I look at the screen from vCenter the console will not take advantage of the whole screen and I have to utilize a slide bar.
See attachment

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Oct 21, 2021

    vHMC resolution change in ESXi worked for us in vHMC V9R1 vMH01898 after we set the ESXi video memory from 4MB to 32MB.

    Today after updating to vHMC V9R2 vMH1892, selecting the 4. entry (1920x1080, ...) leads to a minimal resolution,
    selection the 3. entry (1366x768,...) works, but with 32MB memory a resolution of 1920x1080 should be possible.

    Maybe a bug in V9R2 ?
    Or didn't we get 1920x1080 in V9R1 at all but 1366x768 and this wasn't noticed by us as there is no resolution display in vHMC ?

  • Guest
    Apr 3, 2020


    By default for vcenter the resolution is set to 800X600. but user can change the resolution, if needed. You can try the below

    1. chhmc -c dispcfg -s enable
    2. ctrl + alt + backspace
    3. while console restart select the increased resolution like and the screen should use the space appropriately.

    Hope this addresses your requirement. Let us know if you have any questions on the same.


  • Guest
    Jan 28, 2020

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