You can specify how the virtual CPUs of a virtual machine can share physical cores on a hyperthreaded system.

About this task

Two virtual CPUs share a core if they are running on logical CPUs of the core at the same time. You can set this for individual virtual machines.


  1. In the vSphere Client inventory panel, right-click the virtual machine and select Edit Settings.
  2. Click the Resources tab, and click Advanced CPU.
  3. Select a hyperthreading mode for this virtual machine from the Mode drop-down menu.