6 VMs Max per ESXi host

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I am looking for a way to keep a max of 6 VMs per host. Basically every host in my cluster should have no more than 6 VMs. Any suggestions?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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Use DRS to "pin" the 6 VMs per Host.

or use Resource Groups and /or Reservations to reserve resources, CPU and Memory.

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If the get pin to a host would the VMs move to a different host if the host goes down? When does the pinning to a host going to be broken?
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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do you mean if a host crashes ? e.g. VMware HA ?

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Yes, if you pin them would they HAd to a different host and violate the rule?
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You can use VM overrides in HA and DRS configuration to stop this.

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