On Wed, May 23, 2012 at 03:53:01PM -0400, Sanders, Arbin D wrote: > What is the number of VMs do you all run per VMware host? Is it limited to > the RAM limitation for vSphere 5? How many purchase vSphere licenses?
Hello there, at our University computing centre we have 3 VMware ESXi 4.1 hosts. Each host has 6 quad-core CPUs (alltogether 24 cores) and 256 GB RAM. Each VM has 2 GB and 1 vCPU. We have made several stress tests (each VM with Bonnie++) and we have successfully started 100 VMs per one host. Best regards, Ivan Rako University Computing Centre University of Zagreb, Croatia -- You only live once, and if you play it right, once is all you need.