Virtualize a couple of hundred?

The task is to create a virtualized domain consisting of 100+ machines for testing pre-releases of software in as close to real conditions.

Looked at the documentation, esxi, breathe 160 according to the documents, at the glands, it becomes very expensive for about 80.

Zainteresovan in any proposals for establishing such a Park here. Need to virtualize xp and windows 7 at the minimum settings.
October 8th 19 at 01:33
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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?
Usually the disk subsystem will be loaded only at the start of the machine, so logically they will run one by one, well, you can machines to post on different of storage so they do not overlap. - dandre.Emard39 commented on October 8th 19 at 01:38
October 8th 19 at 01:37
And not to be correct the test conditions with the correct feedback?
October 8th 19 at 01:39
you need all 100+ machines running at the same time? maybe enough of something over snapshots?
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?

@rPman yeah, all at the same time.
You can try to start with these companies

Ready VM with Windows XP or Windows 7 of them hardly someone provides, so you'll have to attend to the issues of installing the OS and licensing.

Or use the services of a VDI provider, for example - dandre.Emard39 commented on October 8th 19 at 01:44
One project recently consulted about the deployment of a large number of virtual machines in the amazon, so you can easily deploy a lot of virtualk and roll them.
Pay only for used watches + discs in unused time if you do not remove the machine. You can create your own instances and all that.
I'm not sure that esxi will die on 160 machines where you such took? - Josianne.Paucek commented on October 8th 19 at 01:47

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