Win server 2016 - tuning advice needed. RRS feed

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  • Hi,

    I have a new win 2016 server standard, installed full gui, 1 cpu, 14 cores, 64 Gb RAM.

    I created 2 vm's in hyperv (generation 2), each having win server 2016 standard (first one for active directory and wsus - 4Gb RAM, second one for exchange, file sharing, databases - 50Gb RAM).

    For each VM I can set the number of "virtual processors". Can someone explain what a "virtual processor" means: a core, a thread, or something else? How much can I allocate if I have 14 cores and 2 vm's? 1 seems much too low: when fetching update, hyperv tells 3% cpu is used but inside vm, 99% cpu is used according to task manager.

    Thanks for the hint.

    Alain Bourgeois

    Thursday, July 18, 2019 9:49 PM

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