The Elastic Appliance will utilize all provided resources even when they are higher particular profile minimums. For example, medium profile requires 4 CPUs, but it will use 5 CPUs if they are provided. Additional CPUs will be given to the management plane.
When minimum hardware requirements are not met or the platform cannot be dynamically scaled down the start-up will not proceed. A message will be displayed on both consoles (serial and virtual), as well as redirected to syslog.