On Vmware environments sometimes we might need to run different type of CPU and we need to configure that as host system might have old and new type of CPU. We will do that via knowing maximum mode of the CPU.
https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/1003212 So this link might be helpful but I got another quick method via RVTools ! Where it will help you to save more time and I suggest you guys to test this software and check what other important features.
CPU maximum supported EVC mode is here as you see below !
(Once you run the RVTools, it gives you very deep details of your virtualization environment.)