init1974
Contributor
Contributor

Running 10 Windows 8 Systems on a vSphere Hypervisor Server

Hi,

we would like to run 10 Windows 8 Systems on a vSphere Hypervisor Server.

Is this in general possible and what will be the minimum hardware configuration to run the Systems with a good performance?

Thanks in advance for the help!


Marc

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johnnyknoxville
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

Hi Marc,

Of course it is possible...

Regarding HW requirements they are like for normal Windows 8 machine:

Windows 8: system requirements

  • Processor 1GHz or faster
  • RAM  1GB (32bit) or 2GB (64bit)
  • Hard disk space  16GB (32bit) or 20GB (64bit)
  • Graphics card  Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device or higher

So you need to take care that you have enough resources for 10 VMs and that is all. The more, the better Smiley Happy

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schepp
Leadership
Leadership

Hi,

it's possible, of course.

Minimum hardware configuration would be ( 10 x ( minimum windows 8 resources + resources needed by the applications you're going to run ) )

As we don't know what you are going to do with your Windows 8 VMs, we can't answer that question Smiley Wink

Be aware that virtual Windows Desktop licensing is a pain, so talk to your license guy Smiley Wink

Tim

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Its possible for sure! Otherwise they wouldn`t have such a great article with step-by-step guidance:

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=203364...

Kind Regards, Anatoly Vilchinsky
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