We are in process of building new Vmware Vspher platform which will based on Esxi 5.1.
I need to order the servers and i need help for choosing enough powerful CPU's for vspher host to hold around total 64 guest each and the guest running mostly win2k8r2 with java based agent with our R&D software and some few SQL guests.
My first thought would be between
With given scenario , will be most appreciate ,what would give me best performance/price wise
Ciao! I don't tink you 'll need too much power for your hosts, 64 vms you can handle easily with couple of dual socket E5-26xxV2 cpu server (it depends on your application, Memory or CPU intensive?)
I never heard that Xeon Phi is supported by ESXi hypervisor, I'm waiting for this announce... Xeon Phi should be a great improvement for High density clusters!!!!!...
vmware, pls support Xeon Phi cooprocessor in your hypervisor!!!!!!!!!!!!
Xeon Phi is not supported and do not work vSphere. Its use case is very specific and can be compared to a GPU that are very good in floating-point calculations and should not be confused with a "normal" x86 compatible processor.
Xeon Phi coprocessors are better described as SMP machines on a card. It literally runs Linux and you interface with it in whatever ways you need to, from there. (you can SSH into it locally).
I can't speak for VMware's roadmaps around this, but I can say it's not supported for vCPU use right now, and it's very different from adding more processors to a multiprocessor motherboard. It would be very cool if such hardware existed, but consider basic system architecture first, and then relationship between the existing socketed CPUs, RAM, and now the PCI-E Phi coprocessor card itself. Very cool stuff, but a very different tool than your typical processor.