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Looking for VMware documentation on 64 VM/replica limit per LUN

I've done some searching for the max number of VMs or replicas for a View 4.5 and vSphere 4.1 environment. Thus far I've only found a other blogs and such that state 64 as the limit. e.g. http://myvirtualcloud.net/?p=1155

The Architecture Planning Guide for View version 4.01 has the limit stated on Table 4-7 (http://www.vmware.com/pdf/view401_architecture_planning.pdf). The Architecture Planning Guide for View version 4.5 (http://www.vmware.com/pdf/view45_architecture_planning.pdf) doesn't have a number that I could find. Just references to vSphere 4.1's maximums (http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vsphere4/r41/vsp_41_config_max.pdf) and the View Storage Considerations (http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/view_storage_considerations.pdf).

Am I missing something or is the "virtual machines per LUN" maximum not listed for View 4.5 in any of VMware's documentation?



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That recommendation was included in one of the older reference architectures but I was also unable to find it in the newer documents. I actually asked Andre (http://myvirtualcloud.com) about this on twitter and he felt it was alright to exceed that number. He did state that you should keep a close eye on IOPS and latency.

I have always felt that VMware has done a poor job on communicating the maximums for View. Might be worthwhile to open a support ticket.

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