By using CPU affinity, you can assign a virtual machine to a specific processor. This way, you can assign a virtual machine only to a particular available processor in multiprocessor systems.

Power off the virtual machine.

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Right-click the virtual machine in the VMware Host Client inventory and select Edit settings.

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Under Virtual Hardware, expand CPU.

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Under Scheduling Affinity, select physical processor affinity for the virtual machine.

Use a hyphen to indicate ranges and a comma to separate values.

For example, 0, 2, 4-7 would indicate processors 0, 2, 4, 5, 6, and 7.

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Click Save to apply your changes.