How to Increase CPU count for the VMware virtual machines

By | October 21, 2010

 

To increase the performance of higher end applications we need to increase the hardware platform of the Operating system. This enhances the capability of the system to perform more effectively. The Organization need more computing speed to improve the application performance.

There are cases where the maximum utilization makes the operating system in a freeze condition which will badly affect the performance of the application that is hosted inside the OS. Even there is high chance of instability.

If we understand the Operating system is going have a higher end application or the OS is a part of critical environment where we need to avoid crashing due to higher usage. We might consider upgrading the CPU count of the virtual machine.

To do that,

1. PowerOff the virtual machine.

2. Right click the virtual machine and choose Edit settings.

3. Go to Hardware Tab and select CPUs.

4. Increase the number of virtual processors.

5. Click Ok.

6. PowerOn the system.

 

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After Power On the system login into the Operating system and choose Device Manager (Run and Type “devmgmt.msc”). See the CPU tab and verify the new CPU’s are added correctly.

A system reboot is required to effect the changes we have made in the virtual machine settings.

                                                                                                   – Melbin Mathew

Melbin Mathew

I am Melbin Mathew, Systems Engineer from Kerala, India. I live with my parents, daughter and my wonderful wife. I graduated in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Hardware from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam and completed certification in MCITP, RHCE, CCNA, VCP ...Read More
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About Melbin Mathew

I am Melbin Mathew, Systems Engineer from Kerala, India. I live with my parents, daughter and my wonderful wife. I graduated in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Hardware from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam and completed certification in MCITP, RHCE, CCNA, VCP ...Read More