I need a crash course on VMware.
I'm setting up my first esxi5 free edition and need help with best practice and how the system works.
My question is on the setup of a virtual machine when it asks how many virtual CPUs and how many virtual cores and how much memory. We have on phys CPU quad core hyper threaded and 18gb memory.
How does the CPU/cores work? Is it the maximum that virt server can use or the min reserved? What's best practice for a win 2008 r2 working as a DC/DHCP/DNS/Print server/file server?
I read numerous posts about this and found them contridicting and confusing. If I could understand this point and how it works behind the scene in VMware noob language it would be very helpful.