What condition explains the available vCPU selections?

An administrator is creating a virtual machine that will be running “Windows 2008 Enterprise (64- bit). The application to installed in the virtual machine requires eight vCPUs to run effectively. During installation, the only available options are one, two, three, or four vCPUs.

What condition explains the available vCPU selections?

The virtual machine hardware version is 8.

The guest operating system for the virtual machine is 64-bit.

The ESX 3.x host has two AMD dual-core CPUs.

The ESXi host has two Intel dual-core CPUs.

8 Comments on “What condition explains the available vCPU selections?

  1. G says:

    This makes no sense. What is a ES3G host? Plys that doesnt matter if the host only has four cores total thats your problem. Amd or intel shouldnt make a difference unless HT is envolved in this question.

  2. Ed B says:

    Correct me if i’m wrong, I think the “Intel dual-core CPUs” are only 32bit. I would definitely go with AMD which has always been 64bit.

  3. JT says:

    Answer is C. The ESX 3.x config maximum is 4 vCPUs. Having either two AMDs or two Intel dual cores is not this issue. The issue is ESX 3.x vs ESXi 4 or 5.

  4. Erwin says:

    This exam is focussed on ESXi 5 and I can’t find any host specs in the question. So ESXi 3 isn’t mentioned at all, how do you know that the question is based on an older ESXi version?

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