Set Service Console Memory (Updated)

Jonathan Marrott’s VM Scripting Blog has a interesting post titled: Set Service Console Memory (Updated) ( )

The service console memory should be increased if you are running apps other than the default install. This includes management agents, backups, etc. Here is a simple command that I ran across to accomplish this. It requires a reboot to take effect. I incorporate this in my kickstart script. Don’t forget to set your swap partition to be 2x the Service Console memory.

I came across this when I was searching for service console and I thought it was worth blogging, as I plan to use HP agents in the future. Will I need to increase the default settings? Who knows, but I thought it was good to know the commands. See for the full commands.

Written by Roger Lund

VMware and Storage crazy man, vExpert, MN VMUG leader