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Changes in Configuration Maximums from vSphere 4.0 to 4.1

Some maximums have changed in vSphere 4.1.  The most important ones are listed below.

Inventory Item

Item

vSphere 4.0

vSphere 4.1

ESX Host Logical CPUs per host 64 128
Networking vDS per vCenter 16 32
Networking vDS Ports per vCenter 6000 20000
Cluster/Resource Pool Virtual Machines per cluster 1280 3000
Cluster/Resource Pool Virtual Machines per host 160 320
vCenter Hosts per vCenter 300 1000
vCenter Powered on VMs per vCenter 3000 10000
vCenter Registered VMs per vCenter 4500 15000
vCenter Powered on VMs in Linked-mode 10000 30000
vCenter Registered VMs in Linked-mode 15000 50000
vCenter Concurrent vSphere Clients 30 100
vCenter Hosts per Datacenter 100 400
vCenter Concurrent Provisioning operations per host/datastore 8 4
vCenter Concurrent vMotion operations per host 2 4 (1 Gb)/8 (10 Gb)
vCenter Concurrent vMotion operations per VMFS datastore 4 128
vCenter Concurrent Storage vMotion operations per datastore 8 4
Update Manager Host scans per vCenter 300 1000
Update Manager VM scans per vCenter 4000 10000
Update Manager VM (Tools) scan per Host 145 24
Update Manager Powered on Windows scan per VUM 72 17
Update Manager Powered on Linux scan per VUM 145 8

 

Most of the items have improved, but some of them are actually lower (especially Update Manager).  Bottom line is that you can host more VM’s per host/cluster/…

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