Josianne.Paucek answered on October 8th 19 at 01:35
For VMware vSphere 5, 160 is the maximum number of logical processors (sockets*cores*Hyper Threading) on one host of virtualization. The maximum number of vCPU (virtual CPUs) — 2048. For workstations a reasonable indicator of consolidation is 7:1 or 8:1 (number of virtual processors to a single physical core). For hundreds of desktops (1 vCPU, 512 MB memory) is only a couple of 2-socket Quad-core servers with 32GB each. If you use servers with a large number of sockets, cores in a processor, that may be enough and one server (but it all depends on the nature of the load inside the VM).
But the main bottleneck here is probably not the CPU and memory and disk subsystem (it must provide the necessary IOPS for virtual machines).
PS if the car is necessary for a short time, why not to use the services of a "cloud" provider?
Maida53 answered on October 8th 19 at 01:37
And not to be correct the test conditions with the correct feedback?
jaunita answered on October 8th 19 at 01:39
you need all 100+ machines running at the same time? maybe enough of something over snapshots?
stella_Blick37 answered on October 8th 19 at 01:41
@mr_jok On real hardware regression testing before the release. I would like to virtualize for testing at an earlier stage and possible to experiment with configurations more rapidly.
@omnimod is Very interesting, you can rent a cloud for a week to turnaround a couple of hundred, testing and roll all before the new release? Details?