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VM-Series Firewall CPU Oversubscription

This release introduces support for CPU oversubscription at ratios of 2:1, 3:1, 4:1, or 5:1 (maximum) on all VM-Series models. For example, a host machine with 16 physical CPU and at least 180GB of memory (40 × 4.5GB) can support up to 40 instances to the VM-50 at a 5:1 ratio. Each VM-50 requires two vCPUs and five VM-50s can be associated with each pair of CPUs. When planning your deployment, consider other functions, such as virtual switches, and guest machines on the host that require hardware resources of their own so they have the requisite hardware to operate.
Beyond meeting the minimum VM-Series System Requirements, no additional configuration is required to take advantage of oversubscription. Deploy the VM-Series as normal and resource oversubscription happens automatically.

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