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    Friday, October 11, 2013

    Configuration maximum comparison for VMware vSphere 5.0, 5.1 and 5.5

    Here I have summarized the comparison with a list of selected features between vSphere ESXi 5.0, 5.1 and 5.5. I have skipped some of the features for detailed overview on all the comparison factors please visit vmware's official website.


    ESXi Virtual Machine Maximum
    Items
    Maximum

    vSphere 5.0
    vSphere 5.1
    vSphere 5.5
    Virtual CPUs per virtual machine
    32
    64
    64
    RAM per virtual machine
    1 TB
    1 TB
    1 TB
    Virtual SCSI targets per virtual machine
    60
    60
    60
    Virtual Disks per virtual machine
    60
    60
    60
    Virtual NIC per virtual machine
    10
    10
    10
    Concurrent remote console connection per virtual machine
    40
    40
    40
    Virtual disk size
    2 TB
    2 TB
    62 TB
    Video memory per virtual machine
    128 MB
    128 MB
    512 MB


    ESXi Host maximum
    Items
    Maximum

    vSphere 5.0
    vSphere 5.1
    vSphere 5.5
    Logical CPUs per host
    160
    160
    320
    Virtual machine per host
    512
    512
    512
    Virtual CPUS per host
    2048
    2048
    4096
    Virtual CPUs per core
    25
    25
    32
    FT Virtual Disks
    16
    16
    16
    RAM per FT virtual machine
    64
    64
    64
    FT virtual machine per host
    4
    4
    4
    FT virtual CPUs per virtual machine
    1
    1
    1





    Memory Maximum
    Items
    Maximum

    vSphere 5.0
    vSphere 5.1
    vSphere 5.5
    RAM per host
    2 TB
    2 TB
    4 TB
    No of swap files per virtual machine
    1
    1
    1
    Swap file size
    1 TB
    1 TB
    NA

    Storage Maximum
    Items
    Maximum

    vSphere 5.0
    vSphere 5.1
    vSphere 5.5
    Virtual Disks per host
    2048
    2048
    2048
    LUNs per server
    256
    256
    256
    Broadcom 1Gb iSCSI HBA initiator ports per server
    4
    4
    4
    Broadcom 10Gb iSCSI HBA initiator ports per server
    4
    4
    4
    No. of total paths on a server
    1024
    1024
    1024
    No. of paths to a LUN
    8
    8
    8
    Software iSCSI targets
    256
    256
    256
    LUNs per host
    256
    256
    256
    LUN size
    NA
    64 TB
    64 TB
    No. of paths to a LUN
    32
    32
    32
    No. of total paths on a server
    1024
    1024
    1024
    No. of HBAs of any type
    8
    8
    8
    HBA ports
    16
    16
    16
    Targets per HBA
    256
    256
    256
    Concurrent vMotion operations per datastore
    128
    128
    128
    Concurrent storage vMotion operations per datastore
    8
    8
    8
    Concurrent storage vMotion operations per host
    2
    2
    2
    Concurrent vMotion operations per host (1Gb/s network)
    4
    4
    4
    Concurrent vMotion operations per host (10Gb/s network)
    8
    8
    8

    Cluster and resource pool maximums
    Items
    Maximum

    vSphere 5.0
    vSphere 5.1
    vSphere 5.5
    Hosts per cluster
    32
    32
    32
    Virtual machine per cluster
    3000
    4000
    4000
    Virtual machines per host
    512
    512
    512
    Resource pools per host 
    1600
    1600
    1600
    Children per resource pool
    1024
    1024
    1024
    Resource pools per cluster
    1600
    1600
    1600

    vCenter Server maximums
    Items
    Maximum

    vSphere 5.0
    vSphere 5.1
    vSphere 5.5
    Hosts per vCenter Server
    1000
    1000
    1000
    Powered‐on virtual machines per vCenter Server
    10000
    10000
    10000
    Registered virtual machines per vCenter Server
    1500
    1500
    1500
    Linked vCenter Servers
    10
    10
    10
    Hosts in linked vCenter Servers
    3000
    3000
    3000
    Concurrent vSphere Client connections to vCenter Server
    100
    100
    100
    Number of host per datacentre
    500
    500
    500
    Registered virtual machines in linked vCenter Servers
    50000
    50000
    50000

    Storage DRS
    Items
    Maximum

    vSphere 5.0
    vSphere 5.1
    vSphere 5.5
    Virtual disks per datastore cluster
    9000
    9000
    9000
    Datastores per datastore cluster
    32
    32
    32
    Datastore clusters per vCenter
    256
    256
    256

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