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Configuring a Keyboard Delay on a VMware VM May 11, 2012

Posted by vbry21 in VMware blogs.
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I was configuring a vMA (vSphere Management Assistant) for demo purposes on my ICM course this week and when I was trying to set the password for the vi-admin user, I noticed that the keyboard was repeating through the VM console I had opened in the vSphere Client, ‘hmmm!!!!!’ I thought ‘that’s not good’.

Fortunately though, I remembered that I could add a keyboard delay to get rid of the repeat on the keyboard through the Open Console of the vMA.

The steps are as follows.

1. Select the VM and right click and select Edit Settings

2. Click the Options tab at the top of the VM settings.

3. Under Advanced, click General.

4. Click the Configuration Parameters button on the right.

5. Click the Add Row button.

6. Type (case sensitive) keyboard.typematicMinDelay

7. Enter a value of 3000000 for a 3 second delay.

8. Click OK to close the virtual machine properties window.

Now power up VM and all is good with the VM, this works for all VMs not just the vMA.

Password now set, hooray !!!!!!! Demo can now continue.

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