The vCenter Server maximums represents limits for vCenter Server scalability, user interface, concurrent operations, and vCenter Server Appliance.

Table 1. vCenter Server Maximums

Item

Maximum

vCenter Server Scalability

Hosts per vCenter Server

1000

Powered-on virtual machines per vCenter Server

10,000

Registered virtual machines per vCenter Server

15,000

Linked vCenter Servers

10

Hosts in linked vCenter Servers

4000

Powered-on virtual machines in linked vCenter Servers

30,000

Registered virtual machines in linked vCenter Servers

50,000

Concurrent vSphere Web Clients connections to vCenter Server

180

Number of host per datacenter

500

MAC addresses per vCenter Server (using default VMware OUI)

65,536

User Interface

USB devices connected per vSphere Client

20

Concurrent operations

vMotion operations per host (1 Gb/s network)

4

vMotion operations per host (10 Gb/s network)

8

vMotion operations per datastore

128

Storage vMotion operations per host

2

Storage vMotion operations per datastore

8

Non-vMotion provisioning operations per host

8

vCenter Server Appliance

Hosts (with embedded vPostgres database)

1000

Virtual machines (with embedded vPostgres database)

15,000

Hosts (with Oracle database)

1000

Virtual machines (with Oracle database)

15,000

vCenter Server Windows embedded/packaged vPostgres

Hosts (with embedded vPostgres database)

20

Virtual machines (with embedded vPostgres database)

200

Content Library

Total CL items per VC (across all libraries)

200

Total number of libraries per VC

20

Total items per library

200

Maximum number of subscribers per library

5

This limit is applicable to libraries published by vCenter Server and not to third party libraries.

Host Profile

Profile Created

1200

Limit is tested with hosts, powered on VMs and datastores.

Profile Attached

1000

Limit is tested with hosts, powered on VMs and datastores.