You can use VMware Remote Console to modify the number of processors or cores that are allocated to a virtual machine.

Note: This function is not available in Linux. The VMware Remote Console Linux client cannot perform operations on powered-off virtual machines.


  1. Access the target virtual machine in VMware Remote Console.
  2. Power off the virtual machine.
  3. Open the virtual machine settings in VMware Remote Console.
    • On Windows, select VMRC > Manage > Virtual Machine Settings.
    • On macOS, select Virtual Machine > Settings.
  4. Open the processor settings.
    • On Windows, open the Hardware tab and click Processors.
    • On macOS, click Processors and Memory.
  5. Select the desired number of processors and cores.
    On macOS, you can select only the total number of cores.
  6. Configure additional virtualization settings.
    • On Windows, you can select Virtualize Intel VT-x/EPT or AMD-V/RVI.
    • On macOS, expand Advanced options. You can then select one or more of the following options:

      • Enable hypervisor applications in this virtual machine
      • Enable code profiling applications in this virtual machine
      • Enable IOMMU in this virtual machine


The virtual machine is updated to reflect your changes.