VMWare hosts can be configured to have more than one socket.
Is CA Service Desk Manager better configured with 1 socket with 4 cores or with 4 sockets with 1 core?
CA Service Desk Manager 17.x
Since the sockets are controlled at the OS level, CA SDM does not have the ability to tell the OS what CORE/socket to use.
So basically CA SDM will not care if there is 1 socket or 4 sockets. CA SDM performance will be the same no matter how many sockets are configured at the VM level.
The following article has some interesting performance results and information: