To Create a New ESXi Cluster or Not

We are running vCenter 6.5 with 110 ESXi 6 hosts. We have two main production cluster that have 37 hosts each. I know the max number of hosts per cluster is 64 but wondering if we should create another cluster to there is  another HA boundary since we have a number of large VM's in the mix?

Thoughts?
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compdigit44Asked:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
I wonder if you can elaborate more on your environment.

100 hosts, 37 current in two clusters ?

So where are the other 26 ESXi hosts, standalone ?
65tdRetiredCommented:
May want to review clustering and the features and possible benefits it may provide to the environment, see:
https://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi_architecture_wp.pdf
compdigit44Author Commented:
The other hosts are spread across DMZ, Test/DEV and a large Analytics DB that takes up two full blades...
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Create a new Cluster if you want to use Cluster features
compdigit44Author Commented:
Thanks for the feedback. Is my reasoning just for creating a new cluster?
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
We would create Clusters, not sure why you would question ?

what's your feeling as to why you don't want to create a cluster ?

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