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EM12cR2 reporting vCPUs on some physical servers, physical on others

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This is an odd one. This is very minor for me so I won't bother opening an SR unless requested to do so, but I'm curious whether or not anyone else is seeing this.

EM12cR2 (upgraded from R1+BP1) on Linux x86-64 (SUSE 11) with an 11.2.0.3 repository database.

My OMS is currently monitoring nine hosts, all physical (no VMs involved). On some servers, the OEM host page properly reports the physical CPU details, but on other servers it reports the hosts as having vCPUs. Some servers are running SUSE 11SP1 with kernel 2.6.x, others are running SUSE 11SP2 with kernel 3.0.x and I can't find any patterns in the data reported by OEM and the host processor, kernel, or patchlevel. This isn't a significant issue, but it surprised me a bit to see it.

Host 1 (SUSE 11SP1, kernel 2.6.32) :
Model Name     x86_64
CPU Implementation     Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E7- 4830 @ 2.13GHz
Virtual Processor
Total vCPUs     32
Host 2 (SUSE 11SP2, kernel 3.0.38) :
Model Name     x86_64
CPU Implementation     Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E7- 4830 @ 2.13GHz
Virtual Processor
Total vCPUs     32
Host 3 (SUSE 11SP2, kernel 3.0.38) :
Model Name     x86_64
CPU Implementation     Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU X5570 @ 2.93GHz
Processor
CPU Sockets     2
CPU Cores     8
CPU Threads     16
Host 4 (SUSE 11SP1, kernel 2.6.32) :
Model Name     x86_64
CPU Implementation     Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E7- 4830 @ 2.13GHz
Processor
CPU Sockets     2
CPU Cores     16
CPU Threads     32
Host 5 (SUSE 11SP2, kernel 3.0.38) :
Model Name     x86_64
CPU Implementation     Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5540 @ 2.53GHz
Virtual Processor
Total vCPUs     16
Host 6 (SUSE 11SP2, kernel 3.0.38) :
Model Name     x86_64
CPU Implementation     Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU X7350 @ 2.93GHz
Virtual Processor
Total vCPUs     16
Host 7 (SUSE 11SP1, kernel 2.6.32) :
Model Name     x86_64
CPU Implementation     Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5450 @ 3.00GHz
Processor
CPU Sockets     2
CPU Cores     8
CPU Threads     8
Host 8 (SUSE 11SP1, kernel 2.6.32) :
Model Name     x86_64
CPU Implementation     Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E7- 4830 @ 2.13GHz
Virtual Processor
Total vCPUs     32
Host 9 (SUSE 11SP1, kernel 2.6.32) :
Model Name     x86_64
CPU Implementation     Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5540 @ 2.53GHz
Processor
CPU Sockets     2
CPU Cores     8
CPU Threads     16
Non-patterns found in this data:

Of the 4 systems running SUSE 11SP2 and kernel 3.0.38, 3 report "vCPUs" and 1 reports correct physical CPU info.
Of the 5 systems running SUSE 11SP1 and kernel 2.6.32, 2 report "vCPUs" and 3 report correct physical CPU info.

Of the 4 systems running "Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E7- 4830 @ 2.13GHz", 3 report "vCPUs" and 1 reports correct physical CPU info.
Of the 2 systems running "Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5540 @ 2.53GHz", 1 reports "vCPUs" and 1 reports correct physical CPU info.

Of the 3 systems running standalone 11.2.0.3 database instances, 2 report "vCPUs" and 1 reports correct physical CPU info.
Of the 3 systems running standalone 10.2.0.4 database instances, 2 report "vCPUs" and 1 reports correct physical CPU info.

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