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.