VMware vSphere CPU-Affinity NEW KB
The definition and understanding of the technology of what is often referred to as “CPU Pinning” or more precisely “CPU Affinity” has been both distorted and confused over the last decade. This new Knowledge Base Article serves to clarify those distortions and misunderstandings. This is particularly important now because the desire on the part of many customers and partners to create optimized sub-capacity architectures, often for reasons pertaining to 3rd party software licensing has never been stronger. CPU Affinity works as advertised which has always been the case and this article states that fact in the strongest possible terms.