Configuration Maximums


Virtual Machine Maximums

 vSphere 6.5 6.0  5.5 5.1  5.0
Virtual CPUs per virtual machine 128 128 64 64 32
RAM per virtual machine 6TB 4TB 1TB 1TB 1TB
Virtual SCSI adapters per virtual machine 4 4 4 4 4
Virtual SCSI targets per virtual SCSI adapter 15 15 15
Virtual SCSI targets per virtual machine 60 60 60
Virtual NVMe adapters per virtual machine 4
Virtual NVMe targets per virtual SCSI adapter 15
Virtual NVMe targets per virtual machine 60
Virtual SATA adapters per virtual machine 4 4 4
Virtual SATA devices per virtual SATA adapter 30 30 30
Virtual disk size 62TB 62TB 62TB 2TB 2TB
IDE controllers per virtual machine 1 1 1 1 1
IDE devices per virtual machine 4 4 4 4 4
Floppy controllers per virtual machine 1 1 1 1 1
Floppy devices per virtual machine 2 2 2 2 2
Virtual NICs per virtual machine 10 10 10 10 10
USB controllers per virtual machine 1 1 1 1 1
USB devices connected to a virtual machine 20 20 20 20 20
USB 3.0 devices per virtual machine 1 1 1 1 1
Video memory per virtual machine 2GB 512MB 512MB
Parallel ports per virtual machine 3 3 3 3 3

Host Maximums

 vSphere 6.5 6.0  5.5 5.1  5.0
Logical CPUs per host 576 480 320 160 160
Virtual machines per host 1024 1024 512 512 512
Virtual CPUs per host 4096 4096 4096 2048 2048
Virtual CPUs per core 32 32 32 25 25
RAM per host 12TB 12TB 4TB 2TB 2TB


Network Maximums

vSphere 6.5 6.0  5.5 5.1  5.0
 Total virtual network switch ports per host 4096 4096 4096 4096 4096
 Maximum active ports per host 1016 1016 1016 1050 1050
 Virtual network switch creation ports 4088 4088 4088 4088 4088
 Port groups 512 512 512 512 512
 Distributed virtual network switch ports per vCenter 60000 60000 60000 60000 60000
 Static port groups per vCenter 10000 10000 10000 10000 10000
 Ephemeral port groups per vCenter 1016 1016 1016 1016 1016
 Hosts per distributed switch 2000 1000 500 500 350
 Distributed switches per vCenter 128 128 128 128 32
 VMDirectPath PCI/PCIe devices per host 8 8 8 8 8
 VMDirectPath PCI/PCIe devices per virtual machine 4 4 4 4 4
 Concurrent vMotion operations per host (1Gb/s network) 4 4 4 4 4
 Concurrent vMotion operations per host (10Gb/s network) 8 8 8 8 8

Storage Maximums

vSphere 6.5 6.0 5.5 5.1  5.0
Software iSCSI NICs per server 8 8 8 8 8
Number of total paths on a server 2048 1024 1024 1024 1024
Number of paths to a iSCSI LUN 8 8 8 8 8
Software iSCSI targets 256 256 256 256 256
NFS mounts per host 256 256 256 256 256
 FC LUNs per host 512 256 256 256 256
FC LUN ID 16383 1023 255 255 255
FC Number of paths to a LUN 32 32 32 32 32
Number of HBAs of any type 8 8 8 8 8
HBA ports 16 16 16 16 16
Targets per HBA 256 256 256 256 256
Software FCoE adapters 4 4 4 4 4
Hosts per volume 64 64 64 64 64
Powered on virtual machines per VMFS volume 2048 2048 2048 2048 2048
 Concurrent vMotion operations per datastore 128 128 128 128 128
 Concurrent Storage vMotion operations per datastore 8 8 8 8 8
Concurrent Storage vMotion operations per host 2 2 2 2 2
Concurrent non vMotion provisioning operations per host 8 8 8 8 8
VMFS Volum

Host Maximums

 vSphere 6.5 6.0  5.5 5.1  5.0
Logical CPUs per host 576 480 320 160 160
Virtual machines per host 1024 1024 512 512 512
Virtual CPUs per host 4096 4096 4096 2048 2048
Virtual CPUs per core 32 32 32 25 25
RAM per host 12TB 12TB 4TB 2TB 2TB


Network Maximums

vSphere 6.5 6.0  5.5 5.1  5.0
 Total virtual network switch ports per host 4096 4096 4096 4096 4096
 Maximum active ports per host 1016 1016 1016 1050 1050
 Virtual network switch creation ports 4088 4088 4088 4088 4088
 Port groups 512 512 512 512 512
 Distributed virtual network switch ports per vCenter 60000 60000 60000 60000 60000
 Static port groups per vCenter 10000 10000 10000 10000 10000
 Ephemeral port groups per vCenter 1016 1016 1016 1016 1016
 Hosts per distributed switch 2000 1000 500 500 350
 Distributed switches per vCenter 128 128 128 128 32
 VMDirectPath PCI/PCIe devices per host 8 8 8 8 8
 VMDirectPath PCI/PCIe devices per virtual machine 4 4 4 4 4
 Concurrent vMotion operations per host (1Gb/s network) 4 4 4 4 4
 Concurrent vMotion operations per host (10Gb/s network) 8 8 8 8 8

Storage Maximums

vSphere 6.5 6.0 5.5 5.1  5.0
Software iSCSI NICs per server 8 8 8 8 8
Number of total paths on a server 2048 1024 1024 1024 1024
Number of paths to a iSCSI LUN 8 8 8 8 8
Software iSCSI targets 256 256 256 256 256
NFS mounts per host 256 256 256 256 256
 FC LUNs per host 512 256 256 256 256
FC LUN ID 16383 1023 255 255 255
FC Number of paths to a LUN 32 32 32 32 32
Number of HBAs of any type 8 8 8 8 8
HBA ports 16 16 16 16 16
Targets per HBA 256 256 256 256 256
Software FCoE adapters 4 4 4 4 4
Hosts per volume 64 64 64 64 64
Powered on virtual machines per VMFS volume 2048 2048 2048 2048 2048
 Concurrent vMotion operations per datastore 128 128 128 128 128
 Concurrent Storage vMotion operations per datastore 8 8 8 8 8
Concurrent Storage vMotion operations per host 2 2 2 2 2
Concurrent non vMotion provisioning operations per host 8 8 8 8 8
VMFS Volume size 64TB 64TB 64TB 64TB 64TB
Virtual disks per datastore cluster 9000 9000 9000
Datastores per datastore cluster 64 64 64
Datastore clusters per vCenter 256 256 256

e size

64TB 64TB 64TB 64TB 64TB
Virtual disks per datastore cluster 9000 9000 9000
Datastores per datastore cluster 64 64 64
Datastore clusters per vCenter 256 256 256

 

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