What is the max number of vmware host for esxi 6 and SQL Express

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We will be setting up 5 vm host running ESXi 6 U2 and I was wondering if it would be ok to run sql exp or go to full blown sql?
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it will work with SQL exp....
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To be honest, and frank, we would use vCenter Server for WINDOZE at all.

The vCenter Server Appliance has now provided it-self, and at VMworld 2015, in Barcelona, VMware hited that vCenter Server for Windoze would be deprecated in the future, e.g. no more.

5 VMs hosts, SQL Express - NO.

Based on VMs and 5 hosts, your are beyond 10GB in the database, not recommended.

SQL Express is only suitable today for Essentials and Essentials Plus, 3 hosts, and then you are on the limit.

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Yes we will be using ESXi Enterprise..
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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Does not matter what license you have, it's based on Hosts and Number of VMs.

either full version of SQL, or use the Appliance, and embedded database, which is not SQL.

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ok got thanks Andrew..

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Good Choice, and the only real choice now, for the future.

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