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vSphere 6.5 Essential plus: How many vCPU

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Hi, how many vCPUs can be assigned to a VM

E.g. host has 2 phy. CPUs and each of them has 12 cores. Means max. possible value is 24 (and with hyperthreading 48). Is it possible to assign all of them to one VM with vSphere Essential plus license or is there a limit with only 8vCPU? Thanks

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There is no vCPU limit for the paid version, then you can assign up to 128 vCPU, but depending of the virtual machine virtual hardware version you may have some limitation. To be able to assign 48 vCPU your virtual machine must be running virtual hardware version 9 or later, see: Hardware Features Available with Virtual Machine Compatibility Settings

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Richardson Porto
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There is no vCPU limit for the paid version, then you can assign up to 128 vCPU, but depending of the virtual machine virtual hardware version you may have some limitation. To be able to assign 48 vCPU your virtual machine must be running virtual hardware version 9 or later, see: Hardware Features Available with Virtual Machine Compatibility Settings

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Richardson Porto
Senior Infrastructure Specialist
LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/richardsonporto

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