dcordina
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number of cores limitation

I have got a dual xeon processor server and it is licensed to two cpus. When I create a vmachine it limits the number of cores to 4 only. Shouldn't they be 8 maximum?

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weinstein5
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No the maximum number of virtual CPUs you can assign to a VM in VI-3 is 4 - check out http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_35/esx_3/r35u2/vi3_35_25_u2_config_max.pdf

Also best practice is to assign a single vCPU unless you absolutely need to -

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AndreTheGiant
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To use 8 vCPU you need VS4.

Anyway, as written above, use alway the minimum necessary CPU.

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