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Optimizing Citrix® XenDesktop® for High Performance by Craig Thomas Ellrod

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VMware virtual CPU limits

VMware likely has the most developed resources in terms of virtualization software and performance, however, there are limits.

Virtual machine limits

Following table shows the limits of virtual machine on VMware virtual CPU:

Device

Max

Virtual CPUs (vCPUs) per virtual machine

128

VMware ESXi host limits

Following table shows the limits of VMware ESXi host on VMware virtual CPU:

Host CPU

Max

Logical CPUs per host

320

NUMA nodes per socket

16

Virtual machines

Max

Virtual machines per host

512

Virtual CPUs per host

4096

Virtual CPUs per core

32

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