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Virtual Machine vCPU and vNUMA Rightsizing – Rules of Thumb

[Updated 18 July 2019 – correction in the example where only compute is considered for vNUMA]

[Updated 20 Oct 2017 – ‘NEW’ with Memory Considerations]

Using virtualization, we have all enjoyed the flexibility to quickly create virtual machines with various virtual CPU (vCPU) configurations for a diverse set of workloads.  But as we virtualize larger and more demanding workloads, like databases, on top of the latest generations of processors with up to 24 cores, special care must be taken in vCPU and vNUMA configuration to ensure performance is optimized.

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