When we provision the CPU resources, which is the number of vCPUs allocated to running the virtual machines and that is greater than the number of physical cores on a host, is called CPU overcommitment.
CPU overcommitment is a normal practice in many situations; however, you need to monitor it closely. It increases the consolidation ratio.
CPU overcommitment is not recommended in order to satisfy or guarantee the workload of a tier-1 application with a tight SLA. CPU overcommitment may be successfully leveraged to highly consolidate and reduce the power consumption of light workloads on modern, multi-core systems.
To step through this recipe, you need a running ESXi Server, a couple of running CPU-hungry virtual ...