I was looking yesterday at post from Matt McSpirit regarding the Cluster Limits of Hyper-V. I started to look at how this would compare to vSphere.
I do not want to go into who can cram more VM’s into a cluster VMware / Hyper-V? I did notice something that I realized - I think I should point out.
Take the following Scenario.
Now you want to add another Host to your cluster.
On pg. 7 of The Configuration Maximums for vSphere 4.0 and vSphere 4.0 Update 1 you will see that when adding the 9th host - the number of VM’s per host is limited to 40.
So therefore the scenario will change to this:
In thinking that you can increase your capacity in your Cluster but adding another host - you just reduced the number of VM’s that can run in your cluster 280!! In order to get back to the same amount of VM’s you were previously running - will need another 7 additional hosts
As always my advice is - read the documentation and research the implications of your actions will be.