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VMware vSphere Design Essentials by Puthiyavan Udayakumar

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Design configurations for ESXi

In this section, you will see the key configurations that are required while designing VMware ESXi. All of the VMware ESXi hosts should be identical in terms of hardware specifications and should be built and configured reliably, to diminish the amount of operational effort involved with patch management, and to provide a building block solution. The following table illustrates the maximum configuration required while designing ESXi on your infrastructure:

Item

Designed to support

Max supported

Host CPU maximums

Logical CPUs per ESXi host

320

NUMA Nodes per ESXi host

16

Virtual machine maximums

Virtual machines per ESXi host

512

Virtual CPUs per ESXi host

4096

Virtual CPUs per core

321

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