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ESXi version: 6.7.0 build: 8169922

In the web tool, config page there is the number of CPU setting. I have one CPU with 12 cores. License says Up to 8-way virtual SMP. If I have two guest and I put 6 CPU on each, will the only use 8 cores in total together or will alla 12 cores be used?

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GayathriS
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It will be used.

8 VSMP is for one single VM if I am not wrong.

https://www.vmware.com/pdf/vsmp_datasheet.pdf

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GayathriS
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This means when you have a free license and 8-way Virtual SMP means that Esxi will schedule only 8 cores to one single VM irrespective of how many CPU you allocate .

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Hello

Yes, I understand that part but will all 12 cores be used in the cpu if there are two or more guest with a total of 12 or more CPU? I.e. will all 12 cores in the physical CPU be used if there are two guests with 6 CPU each or will VMWare only schedule 8 cores in the physical CPU?

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GayathriS
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It will be used.

8 VSMP is for one single VM if I am not wrong.

https://www.vmware.com/pdf/vsmp_datasheet.pdf

Please consider marking this answer as correct and helpful if this helps you.

regards

GS

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Thanks a lot

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