what is the minimum core limitation for installing the SQL server 2016 in VM environment?

what is the minimum core limitation for installing the SQL server 2016  in VM environment?
Varshini SAsked:
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Scott CSenior EngineerCommented:
Minimum for installing?  One (1)

Here are the requirements.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sql/sql-server/install/hardware-and-software-requirements-for-installing-sql-server

Minimum requirements for installation are modest, but for running in a production environment, you will want to increase those.
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Martin MillerCTOCommented:
Actually, there is license purchase minimum, as these are sold in pairs when looking into production usage. But for installation, You can use ONE core. If you're using MSDN, and non production, you're ok with the single vCPU for install.
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Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
I think in terms of licensing the minimum is 4 cores but you can use a minimum of one core for a SQL Server instance but you'll need to configure it after the SQL Server installation as by default it will use all available cores in the server.
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Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
All valid inputs
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