VMware vSphere Configuration Maximums

Virtual Machine Maximums

Version 6.5 6.0 5.5 5.1 5.0
vCPU’s per VM 128 128 64 64 32
RAM per VM 6 TB 4 TB 1 TB 1 TB 1 TB
Virtual SCSI adapters per VM 4 4 4 4 4
Virtual disk size 62 TB 62 TB 62 TB 2 TB 2 TB
Virtual NICs per VM 10 10 10 10 10
USB devices connect to a VM 20 20 20 20 20
Video Memory per VM 2 GB 512 MB 512 MB 512 MB 128 MB

VMware Host Maximums

Version 6.5 6.0 5.5 5.1 5.0
pCPU’s per Host 576 480 320 160 160
NUMA Nodes per Host 16 16 16 8 8
VM’s per Host 1024 1024 512 512 512
vCPU’s per Host 4096 2048 4096 2048 2048
FT Virtual Disk 16 16 16 16 16
FT vCPU’s per VM 4 4 1 1 1
RAM per FT VM 64 GB 64 GB 64 GB 64 GB 64 GB
FT VM’s per Host 4 4 4 4 4
RAM per Host 12 TB 6 TB 4 TB 2 TB 2 TB

VMware vCenter Server Maximums

Version 6.5 6.0 5.5 5.1 5.0
Hosts per vCenter Server 2000 1000 1000 1000 1000
Powered on VM’s per vCenter 25000 10000 10000 10000 10000
Registered VM’s per vCenter 35000 15000 15000 15000 15000
Linked vCenter Servers 10 10 10 10 10
Hosts in linked vCenter Servers 4000 4000 3000 3000 3000
Concurrent vSphere Web Client connections 180 180
Number of Hosts per Datacenter 200 500 500 500 500
vCSA Hosts 2000 1000 100 5
vCSA VM’s 35000 15000 3000 50

VMware Configuration Maximums PDFs

Below are direct links to VMware’s configuration maximums in PDF format for download or print.