Step 8: Select the number of VM processorsSelecting the number of virtual machine processors is an important step of the virtual machine provisioning process. As a general rule, only allocate the required number of processors. If you can get away with assigning only one virtual processor, do it. vSphere supports up to 8 vSMP for a virtual machine as well as the 3 vSMP option. VI3 only offered 1, 2 or 4 vSMP.
Rick Vanover is a software strategy specialist for Veeam Software, based in Columbus, Ohio. Rick has years of IT experience and focuses on virtualization, Windows-based server administration, and system hardware.