Category Archives: Virtualization

How to make Windows VM guest recognize and run on more than 2 cores under KVM

Windows guests do not recognize all of the available cores under KVM and will usually detect only 2 cores. This happens since KVM exposes the available virtual CPU cores as physical CPUs (sockets). So, if the physical host running KVM has 2 CPUs with 4 cores each (a total of 8 cores), and the guest is configured for 8 CPUs,… Read more »