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vSphere Essentials Kit - virtual machine vcpu

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hi,

Please, someone tell me what is the maximum number of vcpu that can be assigned to a single virtual machine in VMware Vsphere 5.5 U1 Essential Kit?

Thank you very much

(sorry for my english)



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Kedar_D
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Checkout below KB,

VMware KB:    Licensing for vSphere 5.5 

Also check maximum configurations for VM

http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vsphere5/r55/vsphere-55-configuration-maximums.pdf

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Kedar_D
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Checkout below KB,

VMware KB:    Licensing for vSphere 5.5 

Also check maximum configurations for VM

http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vsphere5/r55/vsphere-55-configuration-maximums.pdf

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afavretto
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Hi kedar,

What put me a bit of confusion is contained at the end of the second page of this document: http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/products/vsphere/VMware-vSphere-Essentials-Kits-DataSheet.pdf.

At the end of the first column: "VMware vSphere Virtual Symmetric Multiprocessing enables the use of ultrapowerful virtual machines that have up to four virtual CPUs"

Perhaps this document is out of date?

Many Thanks

Andrea.

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a_p_
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As mentioned in the KB article provided by , all the limitation have been removed with vSphere 5.5.

The only restrictions that still apply are for the free Hypervisor (VMs with a maximum of 8 vCPUs and limited API access).

André

Kedar_D
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5.x essential kit always 8 vCPU limit. Please refer to below link.I can see that last update was in March 2014 which is quite recent..

VMware KB: Product offerings for vSphere 5.x

I am not sure about the white paper details. However according to KB article vCPU limit has been removed in 5.5 (Except Free version of ESXi which has limitation of 8 vCPU) This is still bound to maximum limit of 64 vCPUs.

If you have already applied the licensed then can you test it and confirm? 🙂

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afavretto
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Next week I'll let you know! Smiley Happy


Thanks again


Andrea

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wojtaco
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Andrea,

have you already implemented the solution? Does de vSphere Essentials Kit 5.5 licence have really no vCPU limit per VM, as seems from the KB article?

Thanks

Wojtek

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