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Enthusiast

CPU ratios

Hello experts,

Actually we are trying to find out if there is any way to alocate different pCPU/vCPU for VMs in same cluster..for eg: in a ESXI hosts cluster with 12 VMs -  how to make pCPU/vCPU ratio for 8 VMs 1:4 and for the remaining 4 VMs - 1:2

Many thanks in advance.

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VMware Employee
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Not sure I even understand the question to be honest. You are looking to change the allocation rate based on a group of VMs in terms of CPU overbooking. This is not an option right now, and I don't expect it ever will be. The closest you could come is creating resource pools and assigning shares accordingly, or doing this on a per VM basis with shares is also an option if you don't have the DRS license. But it gets complex rather fast.

if you are not seeing contention / performance issues, I wouldn't touch it. If you are, then changing the shares could be a way to solve this.

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