Dr_No2
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ESXi supports eight-way virtual SMP ?

Based on this link:

It says

!http://www.vmware.com/files/images/buttons/new_icon.gif!Up to eight-way virtual SMP (symmetric multiprocessing), enabling the virtualization of multiprocessor workloads

Does this mean the Vm supports 8 vCPUs?

or is this a screw up on their website?

Also says the hypervisor is 64-bit

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Dave_Mishchenko
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The page has been updated to reflect ESXi 4.0 capabilities. 8 way SMP will require an enterprise plus license - http://www.vmware.com/products/vsphere/buy/editions_comparison.html.

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Dr_No2
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Let me guess...If you own ESX3 Enterprise licenses, they are gonna make you pay extra $$$ for the 8-way SMP?

When is ESXi 4.0 out or download for trial? So that means ESX 3.5 Update 4 is not 8-Way SMP....Very misleading site.

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Dave_Mishchenko
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Yes, and they'll toss in a few other features as well :). 4.0 will be available for order on May 21but I don't think a download date has been announced yet.

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