2 Replies Latest reply on Jul 11, 2012 3:27 AM by rickardnobel

    Questions About Cores and Sockets

    peter79 Enthusiast

      In vSphere 4 if a VM needed more CPU resources you simply added an additional CPU to the VM.  However in vSPhere 5 you have option of adding extra cores or sockets.


      I have a few general questions about this.


      What are implications of adding a extra core over a socket and vica versa?

      Would there any situations where you would pick one over the other (for example I've seen articales about installing ESXi5 in a VM mention configuring the VM with 2 virtual sockets instead of 2 virtual cores)?