dmidecode reports incorrect CPU family/status on the RHEL vm running on VMware host

Solution Unverified - Updated -

Issue

  • dmidecode reports incorrect CPU on the virtual RHEL servers running on VMware.
  • dmidecode should display less number of processors.
  • Why /proc/cpuinfo shows the correct number of processors and dmidecode reports incorrect ouput ?

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux( All versions ).
  • dmidecode

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