I have this:
Product: vSphere 4 Hypervisor Licensed for 2 physical CPUs (1-6 cores per CPU)
My question is this:
If each of my VMs only has 1 virtual processor allocated (in a few cases 2 virtual processors) is the host machine (running ESXi 4.1) really only using a maximum of 12 cores, even though I have 2 AMD 8-core processors installed.
The host does see all those processors, as evident from the Summary page:
CPU Usage: xxxx Mhz, Capacity 16 X 1.999 GHz
Is there a way to monitor the processor cores to see if there are really 4 cores that are never being used. (VMWare says they are never being used... but I wonder.)