How Many VMs Can I Run With Following Specs?
Posted on 2013-12-09
I tried to read the BP that VMware provides, but it reads like surround sound stereo installation instructions. I don't need an exact number, just a good estimate, if possible.
10 HP Proliant DL360 G6 Servers
These each consist of:
o CPU COURES: 8 CPUs x 2.533 GHz
o PROCESSORS: Intel (R) Xeon (R) CPU
o MEMORY: 64GB
o HYPERTHREADING: Active
o PROCESSOR SOCKETS: 2
o CORES PER SOCKET: 4
o LOGICAL PROCESSORS: 16
o NICs: 2
We have a SAN that is broken into 4 datastores at 2TB each.
I'm running ESXi 5.0 U1 on the servers. The virtual environment is Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7. There are 2 DC, AV server (Symantec), WSUS server, KMS. Other software being utilized are Oracle, SQL, Sharepoint and MS Project.
I had done some basic calculations based on what I could make heads and tails of and I was approximating, based on those specifications, that I could probably do close to 200+ per host as they are not really running any search engines, etc and be safely within utilization parameters. Yes, a couple of them are application/web servers, with most of them having 150 - 200GB disk drives and generally 4GB of RAM on each one..
Anyone wanna help me estimate?
THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!