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Adding vCPUs and Increasing RAM for SBC SWe Lite (KVM, Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware ESXi Hypervisors)

SBC SWe Lite on KVM 

The VM instance must be powered down before updating memory and vCPU.

  1. Login into a terminal access software (such as Putty), and log into the KVM Hypervisor.
  2. Start the Virtual Machine Manager.
  3. From the list, click on the applicable VM instance.
  4. Power down the VM.
  5. Select Edit > Virtual Machine Details
  6. Select View > Details or click the icon
  7. From the menu, click CPUs.The SBC SWe Lite supports 1, 2, 4 or 10 vCPUs.

    Figure : Add vCPUs

  8. Click Apply.
  9. From the menu, click Memory. Each SBC SWe Lite instance with 1 vCPU requires 1 GiB (1024 MiB) RAM; this amount is increased according to the number of vCPUs. Refer to SBC SWe Lite Hardware and Software Requirements.

    Figure : Update Memory

  10. Click Apply.
  11. Start the VM instance. The SBC SWe Lite is configured with the updated values.

To verify the updated values, see Verify Update on SWe Lite.

SBC SWe Lite on Microsoft Hyper-V

The VM instance must be powered down before updating memory and vCPU.

  1. Launch Hyper-V Manager from the Windows Start menu.
  2. Power down the VM in which you will be adding vCPUs and RAM.
  3. Right-click on the desired VM instance and select Settings.
  4. Click on Memory. Each SBC SWe Lite instance with 1 vCPU requires 1 GiB (1024 MiB) RAM; this amount is increased according to the number of vCPUs. Refer to SBC SWe Lite Hardware and Software Requirements.

    Figure : Add memory

  5. Enter the desired memory and click OK.
  6. Click on Processor. The SBC SWe Lite supports 1, 2, 4 or 10 vCPUs.

  7. Enter the desired virtual processors and click OK.

    Figure : Add vCPUs

  8. Start the VM instance. The SBC SWe Lite is configured with the updated values.
  9. To verify the updated values, see Verify Update on SWe Lite.

 

SBC SWe Lite on VMware ESXi

Add a vCPU and increase RAM on the VM instance as follows:

The VM instance must be powered down before updating memory and vCPU

  1. Access vSphere Client.
  2. Click on the applicable VM instance
  3. Power down the VM.
  4. From the Getting Started tab, click Edit virtual machine settings.
  5. From the Hardware tab, click Memory.

     

    Figure : Add Memory

  6. Update the desired memory size. Each SBC SWe Lite instance with 1 vCPU requires 1 GiB (1024 MiB) RAM; this amount is increased according to the number of vCPUs. Refer to SBC SWe Lite Hardware and Software Requirements.
  7. From the Hardware tab, click CPUs.

    Figure : Add vCPUs

  8. Update the desired number of vCPUs. The SBC SWe Lite supports 1, 2, 4 or 10 vCPUs.
  9. Click OK.
  10. Start the VM instance. The SBC SWe Lite is configured with the updated values.

To verify the updated values, see Verify Update on SWe Lite.

Increasing VM size for SWe Lite (Azure)

For Virtual Machine Requirements, refer to Virtual Machine Requirements - Microsoft Azure.

Increase VM Size via Azure Portal

  1. Connect to the Azure portal. Refer to portal.azure.com.
  2. From the menu, click Virtual Machines.
  3. From the list, click the checkbox next to the desired VM.
  4. From the menu, click Stop. This shuts the VM down.
  5. Click on the desired VM. 

     

    Figure : Select VM

  6. From the menu, click Size.

    Figure : Click Size

     

  7. In the Search box, enter the desired size. Recommended VM sizes are listed here: Virtual Machine Requirements - Microsoft Azure.

    Figure : Select Recommended Size


  8. Click on one of the sizes presented.

  9. At the bottom of the page, click Resize.

Increase VM Size via Azure PowerShell

Perform these steps via PowerShell:

  1. Access PowerShell. Refer to PowerShell documentation.
  2. Run the following commands (per Azure RM PowerShell module):

    ### Azure RM ###
    Stop-AzureRmVM -ResourceGroupName $resourceGroup -Name $vmName -Force
    $vm = Get-AzureRmVM -ResourceGroupName $resourceGroup -VMName $vmName
    $vm.HardwareProfile.VmSize = "<newVMSize>"
    Update-AzureRmVM -VM $vm -ResourceGroupName $resourceGroup
    Start-AzureRmVM -ResourceGroupName $resourceGroup -Name $vmName
    

Verify Update on SBC SWe Lite

  1. Connect to the applicable SWe.
  2. In the WebUI, access System > Overview.
  3. Verify the number of Virtual CPUs and Total System Memory.

Figure : Verify CPU and Memory Updates - Example for KVM