What’s the benefit of having two physical processors on a single ESX host instead of one?

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According to the VMware site, at least two physical processors are needed for vSphere installation. What's the benefit of having two physical processors on a single ESX host instead of one?
ASKED: September 17, 2009  2:50 PM
UPDATED: September 18, 2009  11:54 AM

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When it comes to VMware, more CPUs is always better. This gives you more cores to work with.

They will want at least two physical CPUs so that if one CPU becomes bogged down, the host can use the other CPU to continue to run the system.

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  • Kevin Beaver
    I have a dual-core system and recently enabled both processors for VMware to use and it does make a big difference.
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