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Windows 2008 server using single core on VMware

Posted on 2012-03-21
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Hi All,

Another question for today,

I have a 2008 server on a VMware ESXi box, when installed (By the last IT man) it appears to only recognise in windows a single core, I have adjusted the Vmware to have 4 cores but when I boot up the server again it shows only one core and is not recognising any more.

Any thoughts?

regards,

James
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by:IanTh
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have your restarted the server vm ?

try
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winservergen/thread/6c7ad6aa-5781-48b8-b12c-2852985629ff/

what version I think only 64bit has hot add cpu
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
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add another Socket (vCPU) rather than a core.
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by:kardell2006
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Have you upgraded the machine version and vmtools? The older versions do not respond to hot upgrades.
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by:nullag
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Thanks Guys, Hanccocka love your work.
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No problems, and thanks.
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