VMWare and physical cores?
Posted on 2015-01-09
I'm using VMware V9 with a CPU that has 4 physical cores.
Let's say that I have 3 VM's, and I specify that each VM gets 2 processors. If I fire up all 3 VM's, they are obviously going to claim more cores than I have. How does VMware reconcile this? Does it throttle access to the cores or something like that?
I also noticed that there is a field for "Number of cores per processor". Does that refer to HyperThreading?
What's the best practice when distributing resources to the VM's?
Thanks in advance.