What does up to 8 way Virtual SMP mean?

What does up to 8 way Virtual SMP mean?

The “Up to 8-way virtual SMP” string is displayed in the features column. SMP means Symmetric Multi-Processing – a feature that defines the number of cores that the host can schedule a VM to use at once (8 cores/virtual processors in case of using a free license). The expiration date is changed to Never.

What is VSMP VMware?

The term virtual SMP or VSMP refers to a method of SMP (Symmetric Multi-Processing) in which two or more virtual processors are mapped inside a single virtual machine or partition. Virtual SMP requires VMware ESX Server. Key features include: Ability to run resource-intensive applications in virtual machines.

How do I enable PCIE passthrough in VMware?


  1. In the vSphere Client, right-click on the ESXi host and select Settings.
  2. On the Configure tab, select Hardware > PCI Devices, and click Configure Passthrough.
  3. In the Edit PCI Device Availability dialog box, in the ID column, select the check box for the GPU device.
  4. Click OK.
  5. Reboot the ESXi host.

How do I allocate more RAM to VMware?

VMware Fusion

  1. Click the entry for the virtual machine from the Window > Virtual Machine Library.
  2. Click Settings.
  3. Click on Processors & Memory in the settings window.
  4. Drag the slider to increase the amount of memory as required.

What is Distributed Resource Scheduler?

VMware DRS (Distributed Resource Scheduler) is a utility that balances computing workloads with available resources in a virtualized environment. The utility is part of a virtualization suite called VMware Infrastructure 3.

What is PCIE passthrough?

PCI(e) passthrough is a mechanism to give a virtual machine control over a PCI device from the host. This can have some advantages over using virtualized hardware, for example lower latency, higher performance, or more features (e.g., offloading).

Can you pass through GPU in VMware?

A VM should NOT have a Passthrough GPU and a virtual GPU associated with it at any one time. Although, you can switch the VM from using from one mode to the other by shutting the VM down first and then reconfiguring it using “Edit Settings – Add PCIe Device” in the vSphere Client.

Does VMware allow GPU passthrough?

VMware Workstation does not support GPU passthrough. With 3D acceleration the guest OS gets access to a virtual GPU that understands GPU specific features such as DirectX.