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vSphere High Performance Cookbook - Second Edition by Prasenjit Sarkar, Christopher Kusek, Kevin Elder

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  1. For the first best practice, you need to check whether the application is single threaded or multithreaded. If it is single threaded, then avoid running an SMP VM:
    1. You need to log in to vCenter using vSphere Web Client, then go to the Home tab.
    2. Once there, go to the VM and look at the VM Hardware tile.
    3. Now you can see whether the VM has one vCPU or multiple vCPUs. You see whether it's using them by looking at %Utilization or a similar metric for each vCPU:
This Summary tab doesn't tell us whether the app is single threaded or multithreaded.
  1. For the second best practice, you need to prioritize the VM ...

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