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troubleshooting Question

ESXi 4.0 - virtual machine sees only one CPU

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purpleoakFlag for United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland asked on
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I am running ESXi 4.0 on a HP DL160 G6 Quad E5504.

In the "Summary" on ESXi it identifies it correctly as HP DL160 G6 with 1 CPU and sees the 4 cores.  ESXi therefore sees the hardware fine so I would presume it would use it if specified.

I also have a DL120 G5 with 2 Cores which I used to troubleshoot the problem to see if it was the image that was at fault.

If I image onto the DL120 G5 it sees the 1 CPUs with 2 cores in the image but if I image to the DL160 G6 it only shows one CPU?  Why?  The operating system runs fine and stable and it sees the 8 Gig of ram etc, just that if I open task manager and go to performance tab...it sees one core?

As another test I tried imaging to the DL160 G6 and only use 2 cores...that only saw one Core too?????????

I am imaging Windows Enterprise Server 2003 so the OS can happily use 4 cores.

As I said already, same image works lovely on 120 G5 and sees dual cores, but can't see 4 cores on DL160 G6

Any assistance greatly welcomed.

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