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Number of VMs per VMFS volume *More of a Poll than looking for an answer*

Question asked by julez on Apr 30, 2014
Latest reply on May 1, 2014 by julez

Just curious about the number of VMs people are putting on their Nimble snapped VMFS volumes.


10? 15? 20? 30? 50?


I've been playing around with the appropriate number in order to get consistent snaps.  And I know this depends a lot on the type of server, the amount of data, etc...  But there's always an average baseline to work from.


I had started out with 5 2TB volumes and about 120 VMs.  Some of the volumes would snap ok, then we'd have one that probably had a more noisy VM than the others and would often fail.

And we were looking at roughly ~24 VMs per volume.  It seemed to be a struggle to find exactly which VM was the problem child so instead I decided to break out my VMFS volumes into 1TB volumes.  I'd prefer to have larger volumes of course like everyone would.