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Friday, 12 September 2014

VMware CPU Identification Utility

VMware CPU Identification Utility is the utility used to test whether your server or hardware is matching with another esxi host hardware for vMotion of the VM's.
Download the VMware CPU Identification Utility from the VMware Website.
Unzip the downloaded file and attach the ISO image ” cpuid.iso” and connect it with that ESXi host VM where you need to CPU features or If you want to test for the physical server, Download the file and burn the ISO image into CD and boot the server with the CD.
Let me show you how to run the VMware CPU Identification utility. I tested it on ESXi host VM.
Create a Virtual Machine and attach the downloaded ISO imgae “cpuid.iso”. Power on the virtual machine to boot with the ISO.
Click on Enter to run CPUID tool –Standard

After Few seconds, It will show the results as similar to the below screenshot