VM hardware

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Use Coreinfo to view VM core and socket count

By using an unsupported VM configuration file (vmx) option called cpuid.coresPerSocket, it is possible to present multi-core virtual CPUs to VMware ESX virtual machines.

Upgrading VMs to vSphere virtual hardware

When moving your virtual machines from VI3 to vSphere 4, remember to upgrade the VMware Tools before the virtual hardware. Fortunately, if you do try to upgrade the hardware to version 7 first, this helpful dialog will serve as a reminder: You might be interested in Scott Lowe’s comprehensive article on VM upgrades.