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System requirements

Posted by Preetam on April 2, 2007

VIRTUAL CENTER REQUIREMENT

HARDWARE REQUIREMENT
Processor: 2GHz Minimum or Higher Intel or AMD x 86 processor, requirement would be more if your database also resides on same server.
Physical RAM : 2GB RAM Minimum
Disk Storage: 560 Minimum, 2GB recommended.

Using default setting for a year, 25 host and each holding 8-16 Virtual Machines can consume upto 2.2 GB SQL or 1GB Oracle database size.

Networking: 10/100-ethernet-adapter minimum

Scalability :
20 Current client connections
50 ESX Host
1000 VMs With Dual Processor 3 GB RAM
50 Current client connections
100 ESX Host
2000 VMs

SOFTWARE REQUIREMENT:

Windows 2000 Server SP4 + URP
Windows XP Pro any SP level
Windows 2003 (Except 64 bit)


VI CLIENT HARDWARE REQUIREMENT HARDWARE REQUIREMENTProcessor: 266 MHz Minimum 500 MHz recommendedPhysical RAM: 256 MB RAM

Disk Storage: 150 MB Disk Storage

SOFTWARE REQUIREMENT

Windows 2000 Prof SP4

Windows XP Pro any SP level

Windows 2003 (Except 64 bit) With .net framework 1.1


VI WEB CLIENT REQUIREMENTIE 6.0, MOZILLA 1.X,FIREFOX 1.0.7


LICENSE SERVER HARDWARE REQUIREMENT

HARDWARE REQUIREMENT

Processor: 266 MHz Minimum 500 MHz recommended

Physical RAM: 256 MB RAM, 512 Recommended

Disk Storage: 25 MB Disk Storage

Networking:10/100-ethernet-adapter minimum

VMWare recommends you install license server on Virtual center server.

SOFTWARE REQUIREMENT

Windows 2000 Prof SP4
Windows XP Pro any SP level
Windows 2003 (Except 64 bit)

ESX SERVER HARDWARE REQUIREMENT

HARDWARE REQUIREMENT

Processor: 1.5 GHz Minimum dual processor

Physical RAM: 1 GB RAM

Minimum Disk Storage: 25 MB Disk Storage

Networking: Broadcom Gibabit controller, Intel Pro/100 adapters.SCSI Adapters,FC cards, Internal RAID Controllers.SCSI Disk, FC Channel LUN, RAID

LUN ISCSI disks, a disk attached to iSCSI controller such as Qlogic qla4010 ESX Server supports booting and installing from following storage system:

  • IDE/ATA but VMs cannot be stored
  • SCSI Drives, VMs can be stored
  • SANs, VMs can be stored

SATA is not supported. Maximum configuration of ESX Server

  • 16 HBA /ESX server with each having 15 targets

  • 128 LUNs per storage array

  • 256 LUN /ESX system (installer supports only 128)

  • 32 Paths to LUN

  • Maxmimum LUN ID: 255

Maximum Virtual Machine file system

  • 128 VMFS volumes per ESX server system

  • Maximum Physical Extends (Spanning) per VMFS is 32

  • 2 TB Physical extend

  • Maximum size per VMFS volume 64 TB, with maximum 2 TB physical extend

Maximum Processor supported

  • Single core ->16 Maximum sockets -> 32 Maximum threads

  • Dual core without HT ->8 Maximum sockets -> 32 Maximum threads

  • Dual core HT ->16 Maximum sockets -> 32 Maximum threads

128 Virtual Processor /ESX serverMaxmimum Physical Memory 64 GB RAM per ESX server system

ADAPATERS

  • 64 Adapaters of all types /ESX server

  • 20 nos Gigabit ethernet /ESX server

  • 1024 port per virtual switch
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2 Responses to “System requirements”

  1. harryitguy said

    Hello,
    I’ve been looking around your blog. Your dedication to VMware is amazing. Great work!

  2. vmzare said

    Harry, thank you, it means a lot to me.

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