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System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager SP1 cannot increase the number of CPU Cores during a P2V conversion

When using the P2V wizard in System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager SP1 to convert a physical machine into a virtual machine, there is no ability to increase the number of CPU cores (e.g. from 2 to 4 cores) for the virtual machine in the P2V wizard. 
This is by design. 
The number of CPU cores of the virtual machine can be increased after the conversion process is complete. To do so, follow the steps below:

1. Ensure that the virtual machine is in Stopped state

2. Right click on the virtual machine and select Properties

3. Select the Hardware Configuration tab

4. Click on Processor option and select the desired number of cores under Number of Processors

5. Click OK button
More information
SCVMM 2012 SP1, VMM 2012 SP1, P2V increase CPU cores
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Article ID: 2798842 - Last Review: 01/15/2013 17:21:00 - Revision: 1.0

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