VMWARE ESXi hardware

I understand that VMware ESXi is limited to 1 processor with 6 cores.  Am i then right to understand that if i purchase a server with 2 processors each having 6 cores each, VMware will only recognise one of the processors.  It will not cause any problems?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
No, this is not correct.

It depends on the license you acquire.

But the FREE version is limited to Six Cores.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
if you have 2 (dual) processors, with 6 cores, the Free license, and Essentials License will work with all Six Cores.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
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crashservicesAuthor Commented:
Sorry it was my wording.  Yes, I want to use the free version of ESXi and this is limited to 1 processor with 6 cores.  If my server has two processors, I understand that VMWARE will just not recognise the second?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
VMware ESXi will recognise and use both processors and all cores.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
but it will not use anymore than 6 cores per processor in your scenario.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
see the following License Display

 Free ESXi License
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crashservicesAuthor Commented:
Fantastic hancocka!!
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
no problems, come back again. Good Luck.
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