You can configure eight-way virtual symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) for an existing virtual machines.

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For a new virtual machine, you can specify the number of processors when you select the custom configuration option in the New Virtual Machine wizard.

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Select the virtual machine and select VM > Settings.

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On the Hardware tab, select Processors.

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Change the Number of processors setting to 8.

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Click OK to save your changes.