I have read that with ESXi 5 you can only use up to 32 GB of physical memory. I have two servers with 48 GB of memory and i want to use them as esxi hosts but i also want to be sure that I understand this correctly. From what i have read even though i have 48 gb i can only use 32 gb distrubuted between the guest VMs. I have also read that this 32 gb restriction is per VM and not a restriction on physical memory for the host server. If this is a restriction on the physical memory for the host i am considering getting the essentials kit licenses that allows 3 hosts (2 CPUs each) and 192 GB of memory.
Please let me know what all you experts think! I appreciate the advice.