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I very confused about how vmware workstation assigns vcpus. I have a lab environment and I am running hyper-v nested inside vmware workstation. I am planning to run 2 virtual machines inside hyper-v for experimenting. How should I configure the cpu settings for the Hyper-v virtual machine so as to make sure that each vm created inside hyper-v can have a vcpu?

Windows Server 2012 R2 running inside vmware with hyper-v role installed, want to run 2 vms inside of hyper-v.

I am using Vmware Workstation 12. 6 core amd processor.

Under processor the interface says "Number of processors and number of cores per processor. What are the correct settings to get this going?

  • there is no correct answers per say. The more cores the faster it will go up to a point. I would start with 1 processor and 1 core ea, and if it is dog slow make it 2 cores. You don't state the M/Ghz of your CPU so its hard to tell. – cybernard Jun 30 '16 at 19:34
  • What exactly are you trying to test/prove in this lab environment. Nesting hypervisors like this really isn't a good idea from a performance perspective. Anyway, if you don't know what you want to do, then just stick with the defaults from the VM creation wizard. The defaults are usually safe, and functional. – Zoredache Jun 30 '16 at 19:44
  • I want hyperv to see processors available to allocate to the vms. My processor is 3.3ghz – Dre_Dre Jul 1 '16 at 0:08

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