vSphere 6.0 – New Configuration Maximums

VMware vSphere 6.0 introduced with lot of new enhancements and feature addition as compared with the previous versions of vSphere. In everyone’s mind, configuration maximum will be the first question during all vSphere releases. How big the platform supports?  I would like give a Quick walk through about New configuration maximums of vSphere 6.0. Which Supports a Monster VM and your VM will be ready for Mission Critical Applications. Let’s take a detailed look at New Configuration Maximum’s  available with VMware vSphere 6.0.

vsphere 6.0_vmwarearenaNew Configuration Maximums of vSphere 6.0:

  • vSphere 6.0 Clusters now supports 64 Nodes and 8,000 VM’s (Which was 32 Nodes and 4,000 VM’s in vSphere 5.5)
  • vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA 6.0) supports upto1000 Hosts and 10,000 Virtual Machines withembedded vPostgres database
  • ESXi 6.0 host now supports support up to 480 physical CPUs  and 12 TB RAM (which was 320 CPUs and 4 TB in vSphere 5.5)
  • ESXi 6.0 host Supports 1000 VMs and 32 Serial Ports. (which was 512 VM per host in vSphere 5.5)
  • vSphere 6.0 VM’s will support  up to 128 vCPUs and 4TB vRAM (which was 64 vCPU’s and 1 TB of memory in vSphere 5.5)
  • vSphere 6.0 continuous to support 64 Tb Datastores as same as in vSphere 5.5
  • Increased support for virtual graphics includingNvidia vGPU
  • Support for New Operating systems like FreeBSD 10.0 and Asianux 4 SP3 
  • Fault Tolerance (FT) in vSphere 6.0 now supports upto 4 vCPUs (which was only 1 vCPU in vSphere 5.5)

I would like to provide a Quick Comparison table between the Configuration maximums of  vSphere 5.5 and vSphere 6.0:

vSphere 6.0 Configuration Maximums