I am trying to figure out what the options are to configure processor and cores on a VM. I am licensed for vCenter and vSphere 5.5 (1 instance/1 cpu) and setting up a new server with 1 processor/6 core.
Can I setup a virtual server to run on 4 cores or will it want to use all 6 cores? The reason I want to know is because I will be licensing SQL 2012 based on cores and not CAL's. If I can run the SQL server on 4 cores instead of 6 I will save $3500 on the license.