You can change the number of virtual sockets and the number of processor cores per socket that the destination virtual machine uses.

Prerequisites

Make sure the destination host and the guest operating system support the number of processor cores you assign to the destination virtual machine.

Note:

You can change the number of cores per socket on virtual hardware version 8 and later.

On the Options page of the Conversion wizard, click Devices in the options list.

Procedure

  1. Click the Other tab.
  2. From the Number of virtual sockets drop-down menu on the CPU Settings panel, select the number of virtual sockets for the destination virtual machine.
  3. From the Number of cores per socket drop-down menu on the CPU Settings panel, select the number of cores per socket for the destination virtual machine.
  4. Save your settings.

    Option

    Description

    Select another option from the options list

    Saves your settings and displays the pane for the selected option.

    Click Next

    Saves your settings and displays the next page of the Conversion wizard.

    • The Customizations page is displayed if you select Customize guest preferences for the virtual machine in the Advanced options pane.

    • The Summary page is displayed if you do not select Customize guest preferences for the virtual machine in the Advanced options pane.

Results

The destination virtual machine is configured with the number of virtual processor sockets and cores that you selected. If Converter Standalone shows a message that the destination hardware does not support the number of cores you selected, you must select a supported number of sockets and cores.