I am running on a Windows 11 laptop and I have a vSAN, DRS, vMotion nested Workstation 16 Pro lab (4 - ESXi 7.x hosts), plus a Windows 10 VM, and needed to know the approximate vCPU to pCPU ratio for Workstation 16.x Pro. I looked at the config max calculator but could not find anything specifically for Workstation. The running VM CPU configs are:
"Back of the envelope", I seem to have 2.33:1 with a 6-core hyper-threaded i7-8750H. At steady state, these VMs are not causing any CPU pegging even with the other processes I have running (roughly 25% - 40% for all processes). So, I am confident I can deploy more VMs. I know the ratio is dependent on the VM workload but wanted to give my students a more accurate number than my experiment above shows so they would have a better baseline. Any help and insight would be greatly appreciated!
Leon Henry Squire
Wake Technical Community College