Below is a table of all the configuration maximums that changed between the vSphere 5.1 release and the vSphere 5.5 release.
Maximum Type Category vSphere 5.1 vSphere 5.5 vSphere 6.0
Virtual disk size VM Storage 2TB minus 512 bytes 62TB 62TB
Virtual SATA adapters per VM VM I/O Devices NA 4 4
Virtual SATA devices per virtual SATA adapter VM I/O Devices NA 30 30
Logical CPUs per host Host Compute 160 320 480
NUMA Nodes per host Host Compute 8 16 16
Virtual CPUs per host Host Compute 2048 4096 Virtual CPUs per core Host Compute 25 32 RAM per host Host Compute 2TB 4TB Swap file size Host Compute 1TB NA VMFS5 - Raw Device Mapping size (virtual compatibility) Host Storage 2TB minus 512 bytes 62TB VMFS5 - File size Host Storage 2TB minus 512 bytes 62TB e1000 1Gb Ethernet ports (Intel PCI‐x) Host Networking 32 NA forcedeth 1Gb Ethernet ports (NVIDIA) Host Networking 2 NA Combination of 10Gb and 1Gb Ethernet ports Host Networking Six 10Gb and Four 1Gb ports Eight 10Gb and Four 1Gb ports mlx4_en 40GB Ethernet Ports (Mellanox) Host Networking NA 4 SR-IOV Number of virtual functions Host VMDirectPath 32 64 SR-IOV Number of 10G pNICs Host VMDirectPath 4 8 Maximum active ports per host (VDS and VSS) Host Networking 1050 1016 Port groups per standard switch Host Networking 256 512 Static/Dynamic port groups per distributed switch Host Networking NA 6500 Ports per distributed switch Host Networking NA 60000 Ephemeral port groups per vCenter Host Networking 256 1016 Distributed switches per host Host Networking NA 16 VSS portgroups per host Host Networking NA 1000 LACP - LAGs per host Host Networking NA 64 LACP - uplink ports per LAG (Team) Host Networking 4 32 Hosts per distributed switch Host Networking 500 1000 NIOC resource pools per vDS Host Networking NA 64 Link aggregation groups per vDS Host Networking 1 64 Concurrent vSphere Web Clients connections to vCenter Server vCenter Scalability NA 180 Hosts (with embedded vPostgres database) vCenter Appliance Scalability 5 100 Virtual machines (with embedded vPostgres database) vCenter Appliance Scalability 50 3000 Hosts (with Oracle database) vCenter Appliance Scalability NA 1000 Virtual machines (with Oracle database) vCenter Appliance Scalability NA 10000 Registered virtual machines vCloud Director Scalability 30000 50000 Powered-On virtual machines vCloud Director Scalability 10000 30000 vApps per organization vCloud Director Scalability 3000 5000 Hosts vCloud Director Scalability 2000 3000 vCenter Servers vCloud Director Scalability 25 20 Users vCloud Director Scalability 10000 25000
Do you know if the config maxims apply when you have a dual 10g Nic That you carve up with NPAR? So would having such and a quad port built-in nic for iScsi exceed the maxims for 5.1?
Thanks in advance