Anjani_Kumar
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MAX VMs in a Datastore : vsphere 5.5 (HA not configured.)

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Hi All,

I have a vcenter 5.1 where HA is not configured. I want to know that what is the max no of vms in a  datastore (Powered on and powered off both) .

As this vcenter is not less with HA, does the default no which is 2048 as per vsphere maximums will be the same or not.

in vmware maximum gudie i found the below.

Powered-on virtual machine config files per datastore in an HA cluster : 2048  (Without HA what is the No. ?)

Thanks.

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vNEX
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Hi,

Max. limit of 2048 running VMs applies also for VMFS5 filesystem.

For powered off VMs I think you can take vCenter and cluster numbers so 15000 registered VMs and 4000 VMs in cluster...

See also this thread:

http://www.yellow-bricks.com/2014/02/05/vsphere-ha-vms-per-datastore-limit/

Regards,

P.

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abhilashhb
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Before we debate on the maximum, will you actually put so many machines, independent of whether HA is turned on or not?

Abhilash B
LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/abhilashhb/

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vNEX
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Hi,

Max. limit of 2048 running VMs applies also for VMFS5 filesystem.

For powered off VMs I think you can take vCenter and cluster numbers so 15000 registered VMs and 4000 VMs in cluster...

See also this thread:

http://www.yellow-bricks.com/2014/02/05/vsphere-ha-vms-per-datastore-limit/

Regards,

P.

_________________________________________________________________________________________ If you found this or any other answer helpful, please consider to award points. (use Correct or Helpful buttons) Regards, P.