CPU / sockets settings for two Hyper-V guests on a dual CPU/quad core host
Posted on 2014-02-27
I've been reading for some hours but i am totally confused with all the conflicting info.
I have a new Dell server with two quad core CPUs running Server 2012 R2 standard. I have created two Hyper-V guests on this server, one is another Server 2012 R2 Standard instance (which will be a terminal server) and the other is SBS2011. The host server does nothing except run these two hyper-v guests.
I'm trying to understand the best way to set up the CPU allocation to these guests and am confused about the "sockets" and NUMA stuff. The host system effectively has 8 cores in total. Should I set both guests to use 8 sockets? Currently they are both set to use 4 sockets, but i am concerned I may not be using all the hosts resources.
Once that is worked out, should i play with any reserve values, or just let hyper-v manage it unless i encounter an issue?
thanks in advance!