Question What system do I need to run >100 VMs at the same time?

Mandark

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For that you are going to need rack mount PC or a bunch of workstations. Basically business grade hardware and expensive software for vms. There is no one system that can run that many at one time

What’s your use case and why so many VM’s?
 
Are they all going to be active under load at one time? Or all just running, but only a few loaded at a time? If it's the latter, they could share CPU resources, but they can't share RAM. Assuming you need a minimum of 4GB of RAM per VM (maybe more, no idea what OS you're running or what you're doing with them), that means 400+ GB of RAM. That means you're looking at Xeons, possibly multi socket systems.
 

USAFRet

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Hello guys,

What advices can you give me in terms of hardware and software to run >100 VMs at the same time?

Here it is the current build list.

Have a nice day!
100 individual VM's, running at the same time?
What are these VM's doing? What OS in them?

You need multiple host systems. You cannot do this on a single box.
The 2 builds you've laid out will do maybe 1/4 of what you ask. Maybe.
 
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