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Notification for high vCPU Usage

At the moment I'm using a third party tool (vmturbo) which allows me to monitor the vCPU usage on my VMs. I've been wondering however if there's any method built inside of VMware or through powerCLI ...
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VMware ESXi/vSphere Fault Tolerance vCPU Limit

So I am aware that VMs in FT mode are limited to a single vCPU. Is it possible to assign multiple cores to the single vCPU, and still have the VM support FT mode? Or are you forced to use both a vCPU ...
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Optimum amount of vCPUs for IIS7.5 application (ESXi 4.1)

CPU Ready time is really low on my physical server, however ASP.NET(2nd) application is not running fast. VM has 1 vCPU and 12GB of memory where only 6GB is used. Sometimes when team starts working ...
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Modifying the number of VCPUs in a VMware VM

In ESXi, what is the automation/script (I expect it would be using PowerCLI somehow) approach to modify the number of VCPUs in a VM? In context, when using our kickstarts, RHEL won't install the SMP ...
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vCPU and RAM for ESXi Server Scenario

I will be deploying 3 VMs on a 4 CPUs x 2.799 GHz (Intel Xeon W3530), 24GB RAM ESXi 4.1 server. They will be: Win 2k8 R2 with IIS Server, php web gui. Win 2k8 R2 with SQL Server 2008. Win 2k8 R2 ...
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Multiple vCPUs or multiple identical VMs, which is better?

I am looking to upgrade one of our servers, an 8 core server running VMware Server 2. The VMs it runs are mostly web, file, and email servers; specifically, it runs three webservers, 2 email/file ...