Preparing a virtual machine template with Microsoft SQL Server 2012

A recent requirement was to create a template within VMware to deploy a configured virtual machine with a named Database Engine instance of SQL Server 2012 installed. Previous versions of SQL Server did not allow for a clean sysprep image, in SQL Server 2012 this has changed with the introduction of the concept image preparation … More Preparing a virtual machine template with Microsoft SQL Server 2012

Setting the number of cores per CPU in a virtual machine

In order to configure multicore CPU support in VMware, follow the below steps:   1.Power off the virtual machine. 2.Right-click on the virtual machine and click ‘Edit Settings’. 3.Click Hardware and select ‘CPUs’. 4.Choose the number of virtual processors. 5.Click the ‘Options’ tab. 6.Click ‘General’, in the ‘Advanced’ options section. 7.Click ‘Configuration Parameters’. 8.Include ‘cpuid.coresPerSocket’ … More Setting the number of cores per CPU in a virtual machine