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. Find the virtual machine in the vSphere Web Client inventory.
    1. To find a virtual machine, select a datacenter, folder, cluster, resource pool, or host.
    2. Click the Related Objects tab and click Virtual Machines.
  2. Right-click the virtual machine and click Edit Settings.
  3. In the Virtual Hardware tab, expand the CPU section.
  4. Select a hyperthreading mode for this virtual machine from the HT Sharing drop-down menu.
  5. Click OK.