What are my limits and pre req’s for my Sql Server 2014 VM?

I have the following Virtual SQL Server (running in Windows Server 2016 Hypver-V environment): The VM is on one specific host shared with other vm’s and can be moved around on other hosts.

SQL Version: Microsoft SQL Server 2014 – 12.0.2269.0 (X64) Jun 10 2015 03:35:45 Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation Standard Edition (64-bit) on Windows NT 6.3 (Build 14393: ) (Hypervisor)

My VM has the following specs: 1 virtual Socket 8 Virtual Processors 500 GB SQL DB

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The dev’s are breaking my bowling balls as they mention that the app in production is too slow because we are not allocating enough resources VM-wise.

However, I thought that 8 Virtual Procesors is the maximum no? I found a PDF on the following URL: https://download.microsoft.com/download/B/4/E/B4E604D9-9D38-4BBA-A927-56E4C872E41C/SQL_Server_2014_Licensing_Guide.pdf

but this looks so psychedelic that I can’t even understand half of what’s written.

Is there a table somewhere for noob system admins on max specs wise you can give to virtualized SQL Servers?