ESXi can determine whether a virtual machine should use hardware support for virtualization. ESXi makes this determination based on the processor type and the virtual machine. Overriding the automatic selection can provide better performance for some use cases.

1

Right-click the virtual machine and select Edit Settings.

a

To locate a virtual machine, select a datacenter, folder, cluster, resource pool, host, or vApp.

b

Click the Related Objects tab and click Virtual Machines.

2

On the Virtual Hardware tab, expand CPU, and select an instruction set from the CPU/MMU Virtualization drop-down menu.

3

Click OK.