Virtual Machine configuration maximums
I’m in IT for more then 12 years and during that period I learned, never to trust something another professional tells you. So as I am studying for my VCP410 exam, coming Friday, I came across the Virtual Machine configuration maximums. I saw the info at Simon Long’s blog, took his VCP vSphere 4 Practice Exam and also took notes.
When running through all configuration maximums I remembered the ‘never trust anyone‘ motto and as I’m in between project I thought it would be cool to check/confirm the presented maximums. Some seem so ridiculous that you can hardly believe them to be true.
After 10 minutes of editing the virtual machine configuration I got my ‘MAXVM‘ and I must say VMware delivers one awesome virtual machine. I can’t imagine anyone using a virtual machine which approaches these configuration maximums.
To sum it up:
- Max 255GB memory;
- Max 8 vCPUs;
- Max 2 IDE controllers;
- Max 2 floppy drives;
- Max 4 IDE devices;
- Max 3 parallel ports;
- Max 4 serial ports;
- Max 10 network adapters;
- Max 1 USB controller;
- Max 4 SCSI controllers;
- Max 60 SCSI devices.
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He’s a long time VMware VCP, VCP Desktop, VCA, VSP and VTSP, vExpert Cloud (2017) and 9 year vExpert (2009 – 2017).