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ESX Hardware Requirements for one host to support 60 VMs

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I need to test a large number of application for a Windows 10 Migration and don't have physical hardware (Desktops/Laptops) to get it done. The organization is made up of 15 divisions. I am hoping to use virtual machine to resolve the issue. I'm thinking one host with 60 VM, 2 CPUs, and 4Gig of Ram per VM. I'll need to figure out the required space for total storage later. The question is regarding hardware requirements for running a version of ESX and how much CPU and Memory will be need to host the 60 VMs.   

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If your VMs will be idle most of the time, I've had good results with a host carrying 200% more of VMs. Example, you might be able to get away with one host with a pair of beefy CPUs giving 32 cores, start with 144Gb, then add as much ram to taste.

However if you already own a handful of smaller servers lying around, then spread out your VMs over a cluster of them, all on any decent Gigabit switch will be fine. There is no need to do all that on one host.

Students have labbed with setups like this.

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This thread is related:

https://communities.vmware.com/thread/598074

If your VMs will be idle most of the time, I've had good results with a host carrying 200% more of VMs. Example, you might be able to get away with one host with a pair of beefy CPUs giving 32 cores, start with 144Gb, then add as much ram to taste.

However if you already own a handful of smaller servers lying around, then spread out your VMs over a cluster of them, all on any decent Gigabit switch will be fine. There is no need to do all that on one host.

Students have labbed with setups like this.

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