Windows 2016 Hyper-V processor

skak 21 Reputation points


    I am coming from VMWARE env and its very easy there to use Number of cores and Number of Vcpus but I am facing difficulties in Windows Server 2016 HYPER VISOR. 

I Need a Virtual Machine with 2 Vcpus and 4 cores How can I Achieve this.

Note: I have 2 PHYSICAL SOCKETS With 10 CORES for each processors. which means I Have 2 Sockets X 20 Cores =40 Vpcus

A Windows technology providing a hypervisor-based virtualization solution enabling customers to consolidate workloads onto a single server.
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  1. Leon Laude 85,051 Reputation points


    I would strongly recommend you to go through the below articles which provide great information on how the vCPUs work in Hyper-V:

    Hyper-V Virtual CPUs Explained

    Hyper-V Concepts: vCPU (Virtual Processor) - Q&A

    Once you have read the above articles you should get a better understanding on how vCPUs work for Hyper-V in general. If you want to use multiple sockets you will have to configure the NUMA nodes:



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