Quick Look at VMware vSphere 6.0: Configuration Maximums

Quick-Look-at-VMware-vSphere-6bVMware recently released VMware vSphere 6.0 into the marketplace. The latest vSphere version is packed full of more than 650 technological breakthroughs! It’s more powerful, more flexible, more secure and more easily managed than ever before.  In this series, Global Knowledge instructor, Bill Ferguson will highlight several features that make VMware vSphere 6.0 a game changer.

I always tell my students that one of the main groups of facts that they should be studying for the test is configuration maximums, especially if they are higher than those of the previous version.

Well, that means that “we” have some more studying to do now; because the configuration maximums that VMware announced for vSphere 6.0 have increased in just about every category regarding the design of clusters, hosts, and VMs.

The following is a table showing the new configuration maximums:


Noteworthy is the fact that we can now have 64 hosts in a cluster. Also, we can now have up to 128 vCPUs per VM, just in case someone wants to do that.

In addition, note that we can have up to 2,048 VMs per host; provided that it’s a really big host! At any rate, the idea here is not so much to “keep up with the Joneses” (whoever they might be) as to be able to always provide a VM instead of a physical server. These new configuration maximums allow VMware to, in essence, proclaim that there is nothing that a physical server can do that a VM can’t do better.


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