ESXi Processor Allocation
Posted on 2010-09-07
I'm just getting started with VMWare and am working on getting a new ESXi 4.1 host into my production environment. I'm in the process of creating some virtual machines, but really don't understand how processors are allocated. Unless I missed some documentation, I can't find anything that specifically tell me how this works.
Lets just say for example's sake that my host has one 4 core processor, giving me 4 logical processors that I can assign to hosts. Does this mean that if I assign 2 processors to one VM, that those two logical processors is dedicated to that guest and I have 2 left? What would happen if I assigned all 4 to one machine, then assigned 2 to another? I just don't understand how this is handled, and just need some insight on best practices.