For those of you thinking of installing the latest Parallels update, there seems to be a new restriction that doesn't appear to be documented.
I just found out the hard way that the new update now limits the maximum CPU count of a virtual machine to 4 CPUs and limits the memory to 8 GB.
So if you are among the minority, like me, who use Parallels desktop for large VMs on a Mac Pro, do not update to the latest version.
I honestly hope that is a bug as I do not need nor wish to purchase the professional edition to have a feature that used to be standard.
Last edited: Nov 14, 2016