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[bioontology-support] max memory for appliance

Madani,Sina AHMadani at
Wed Jan 18 13:05:04 PST 2012

Thank you Paul,

I am using VMware Player (4.0.1) and I should be on hardware version 8 per table. I don't see any option for changing hardware compatibility in VMware player though.
So, the reason that I can go up to 32Gb mem on appliance v0.3 but only 3.5Gb on appliance v0.4 is because the way it was imaged? I am using the same VM player for both.


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From: Paul R Alexander [mailto:palexander at]
Sent: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 2:14 PM
To: Madani,Sina
Cc: support at
Subject: Re: [bioontology-support] max memory for appliance


This restriction is based on the combination of the software you are using to run the Appliance and the hardware version that our Appliance image is set to use (version 4). Fortunately, you can upgrade the hardware version if you're using a VMWare product like Workstation.

Here are the instructions according to VMWare:

 1.  Power on the virtual machine.
 2.  Install VMware Tools
 3.  Power off the virtual machine.
 4.  In Workstation 8, go to VM >Manage > Change Hardware Compatibility.
For more information on hardware versions, see VMWare's site:

There is also a document on the supported level of memory for each hardware version/VMWare product combo:

Paul R Alexander
Web / UI Developer
NCBO BioPortal
Stanford Center for Biomedical Informatics Research

On 1/18/12 9:04 AM, Madani,Sina wrote:

Is there a hard coded restriction for max RAM memory (3600Mb)  for the new appliance 0.4?


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