Omniman wrote:I wasn't sure which section of the forum to actually post this in so please forgive me! I've never swapped a CPU on a VM host before and I'm curious if it will make the guest OS's freak out and possibly make them want to reactivate against Microsoft? I'm running VMWare's vSphere Hypervisor 6.5a on my Lenovo Thinkserver home test lab box.
techguy wrote:I am by no means a VMWare expert, but my understanding of the matter leads me to believe that the CPU is presented by the Hypervisor to the guest OS as a rather generic virtual CPU, which should prevent the scenario you raised in your question.
I don't know if any of the motherboard resources are presented via the Hypervisor or if a generic representation is presented to each guest OS through the Hypervisor's VM template.
TheRazorsEdge wrote:In fact, for Windows machines, the easiest way to target GPOs to VMs is to configure a WMI filter based on the motherboard manufacturer.
TheRazorsEdge wrote:Microsoft does the same thing with Hyper-V. At least, this was the case with their first generation VMs---no experience with the latest, but I assume it remains similar.