I made a promise in my last blog to show you how to exceed the limit of 4 virtual processors assigned to a virtual machine with Windows Server 2008 R2 (SP1 too)
So, let’s start:
1- Go to the virtual machine configurations file, it’s a .xml file stored in the virtual machine folder and has the ID of the VM as a name.
Copy that file:
2- Paste the file wherever you want and edit it with a text editor (notepad)
3- Look for the “Processors” section. You will found the ‘count’ parameter
6- It’s done, you can now go to the VM settings and enjoy the new value appearing into the number of virtual processors value under the CPU tab.
7- Start your virtual machine…. Make a look!!!
It’s great, works but not supported by Microsoft. Don’t forget that you cant’ type any value under the cpu count, look to my last blog for the virtual processors count conditions and limit.
Another great method to cross the 4 VP limit: Migrate to the excellent Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V