The ESXi host cluster and resource pool maximums represent limits for cluster and resource pool.

Table 1. Compute Maximums

Item

Maximum

Cluster (all clusters including HA and DRS)

Hosts per cluster

64

Virtual Machines per cluster

8000

Virtual machines per host

1024

Powered-on virtual machine config files per datastore in an HA cluster

2048

This limit does not apply to virtual disks. A virtual machine enabled with Fault Tolerance counts as two virtual machines.

FT virtual machines per cluster

98

FT virtual machines vCPU per Cluster

256

Resource Pool

Resource pools per host

1600

Children per resource pool

1100

Resource pool tree depth

8

Additional 4 resource pools are used by system internals.

Resource pools per cluster

1600