Viprion slot core reorganization
I started working a while ago managing some F5 hosts and guests and I encounter a strange situation.
During an upgrade from v13 to v15 of a 1 core per slot vcmp guest I ran into a memory issue and I was unable to upgrade this guest.
I was suggested to reconfigure the cores in this vcmp guest to get more memory.
My current setup is the following:
Viprion Host with 4 slots with 20 cores each. (We have 2 chassis)
18 Of the cores in every slot are used. So I have 2 vcmp guests with one core per slot.
I was suggested to reconfigure the vcmp guests using 2 cores in 2 slots so I can get double the memory, moving from 1x4 to 2x2.
I read all the manuals regarding resource allocation but I can't seem to understand why will this perform better (aside from the fact that it will have more memory).
Is it better to have more cores assigned per slot rather than using all 4 slots? Will it handle the same amount of traffic the same way?