You can configure sixteen-way virtual symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) for an existing virtual machine.

Note: For a new virtual machine, you can specify the number of processors when you select the custom configuration option in the New Virtual Machine wizard.


  1. Select the virtual machine and select VM > Settings.
  2. On the Hardware tab, select Processors.
  3. Change the Number of processors setting to 16.
  4. Click OK to save your changes.