[SOLVED] How many VMs can i run?

skrublord

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I have a dell R710 with:
18x8 of EEC DDR3 RAM
2x Xeon X5670
2x 2TB sata HDD
1x 3TB sas HDD
4x 1 gbe ports with 24 port gbe switch
1 gbe home network
 

USAFRet

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How many VM's

Depends on how much physical RAM you have, how much you devote to each VM (what will they be doing?), and what performance you're expecting.

VM software is free.
Presumably you have valid OS ISOs to install with.
Try it.
Add them until performance starts to be below what you want.

On m y system (specs below), I frequently run 4 or 5, in VirtualBox.
 

USAFRet

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How many VM's

Depends on how much physical RAM you have, how much you devote to each VM (what will they be doing?), and what performance you're expecting.

VM software is free.
Presumably you have valid OS ISOs to install with.
Try it.
Add them until performance starts to be below what you want.

On m y system (specs below), I frequently run 4 or 5, in VirtualBox.
 

skrublord

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How many VM's

Depends on how much physical RAM you have, how much you devote to each VM (what will they be doing?), and what performance you're expecting.

VM software is free.
Presumably you have valid OS ISOs to install with.
Try it.
Add them until performance starts to be below what you want.

On m y system (specs below), I frequently run 4 or 5, in VirtualBox.

i have 144 GB of ram, about 4-8 each VM. I have two DC's that i want to control about 4 or 5 VMs each
 

86zx

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I’d say as long as you have 4 cores per system it that would be decent but depends on what they are used for. I have 2 x5680’s and given the performance of each cpu just using 4 of the cores would be pretty slow for anything other than basic document settings writing web browsing maybe a bit of light photoshop
 

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