maximum CPU's per VM on vSphere 4
I am having a problem with a VM on vpshere 4. To give a bit of background we have two similar VM's running Server 2003 standard, which both had 6 CPU's allocated in vCenter.
For some strange reason after a routine restart of one of the VM's it will not boot with an error message complaining about the number of CPU's. I have contacted VMware support and they said that only the Enterprise version supports more than 4 CPU. What i don't understand is why both VM's were happy running with 6 CPU's and now after restarting one of the servers there is a problem.
Also, surely there must be a way of assigning these CPU's as cores rather physical processors. So I could allocate 8 CPU's to a VM which are configured as four cores per processor.
Has anybody experienced anything similar?