3.4. Installing vCenter Server in a Linked Mode Group
If your environment exceeds the recommended limits of a single vCenter Server instance, then vCenter Server 4.0 allows you to install multiple instances of vCenter Server and have those instances share inventory and configuration information for a centralized view of all the virtualized resources across the enterprise.
Table 3.1 shows the maximums for a single instance of vCenter Server. Using a Linked Mode group is necessary if you need to manage more than the number of ESX/ESXi hosts or virtual machines listed in Table 3.1.
Table 3.1. Maximum Number of Hosts or VMs per vCenter Server
|ESX/ESXi hosts per vCenter Server||200|
|Virtual machines per vCenter Server||3,000|
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