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vSphere Virtual Machine Management by Rebecca Fitzhugh

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Virtual machine components

When a virtual machine is created, a default set of virtual hardware is assigned to it. VMware provides devices and resources that can be added and configured to the virtual machine. Not all virtual hardware devices will be available to every single virtual machine; both the physical hardware of the ESXi host and the VM's guest OS must support these configurations. For example, a virtual machine will not be capable of being configured with more vCPUs than the ESXi host has logical CPU cores.

The options and configurations for these devices will be explained further in Chapter 2, Creating a Virtual Machine Using the Wizard. For example, we'll explore the effects of assigning virtual sockets versus that of assigning virtual ...

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