VMware vSphere 5.5 Hypervisor (Free ESXi) limitations


VMware vSphere 5.5 Hypervisor (Free ESXi) limitations

VMware vSphere 5.5 hypervisor free version specifications are as follows:

  • The limitation of 32GB RAM limit per server/host has been removed from the free hypervisor.
  • It supports unlimited number of physical CPUs per host.
  • It supports unlimited number of cores per physical CPU.
  • It supports maximum 8vCPUs per virtual machine.
  • Operating system support: Microsoft OS (18 versions), Linux (54 versions), Mac OS X 10, Solaris, Free BSD etc.

The following figure illustrates that on applying a free license towards VMware vSphere 5.5 Hypervisor, it shows no limit on RAM, as it was shown with former versions (RAM limit: 32GB), and it shows support for unlimited physical CPUs and unlimited cores per CPU.

To check VMware Hardware compability matrix, use the following link:

http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php?deviceCategory=hardware

 

To check VMware Software compability matrix, use the following link:

http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php?deviceCategory=software

 

For detailed VMware vSphere 5.5 Documentation, use the following link:

https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-pubs.html

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