3.3.3. Option: CPU Topology

Use this option to apply a particular CPU topology (Sockets, Cores, Threads) to the virtual CPUs for your guest virtual machine. Refer to the following diagram which shows an example of this option:
CPU Topology Options

Figure 3.6. CPU Topology Options


Although your environment may dictate other requirements, selecting any desired number of sockets, but with only a single core and a single thread usually gives the best performance results.