I am requesting a 16 vCPU 256GB RAM VM (Windows 2012|Host ESX 5.5) from our infrastructure team. However, my infrastructure team would like to know how the VM should be setup. What would be the ideal socket/core setup for this VM?
16 socket x 1 core | 2 socket x 8 core | 4 socket x 4 core
Looking at this blog post it would seem 16 socket to 1 core may be the best setup: https://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2013/10/does-corespersocket-affect-performance.html
Can anyone offer and guidance or thoughts?