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VMWARE, CORE UTIL

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I have been reading the following doc

http://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-9279

and apparently the following definitions apply

PCPU UTIL:  thread utilization
CORE UTIL:  core utilization (not the sum of the threads)

Using v5, and the esxtop example below

PCPU USED(%): 0.8 0.6 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.3 0.0 0.0 AVG: 0.3
PCPU UTIL(%): 1.7 1.0 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.7 0.1 0.1 AVG: 0.6
CORE UTIL(%): 2.7     0.9     1.1     0.2     AVG: 1.2

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In core 1, the util is 2.7.   What does 2.7 mean.  Does that mean 270 percent ????? (apparently not)

What does CORE UTIL tell me about core 1, core 2, etc

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 2000 total points
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2.7 is 2.7 percent %

core is only displayed when hyperthreading is enabled.

percentage of CPU cycles per core.
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