This question seems to come up a lot in the people starting out in virtualization. Sadly there is no quick and definite answer. The best and most accurate way of sizing the solution is having a partner / vendor come onsite and perform a Capacity Sizing Assessment. this is true of any hypervizor platform. There are a number of tools out there to assist with this. That being said here is a great link to read as not only will you want to know how many VM’s you can install but what the underlying hardware’s impact may be on that application.
Back to Basics: General vSphere Sizing – Kenneth Hui Cloud Architect Musings
HP Hyper-V Sizing
HP VMware Sizing
Basic sizing spreadsheet – Not a VMware Supported Tool
So I started it now what, suddenly I have hit a panic what can I say about virtualization that has not been said already by far more skilled people than me. So I decided let me start off with my move into VMware Products. I started back in South Africa in a Business Partner of VMware’s and my goal was to setup the local branch to start selling and implementing VMware Products. Targets set were 3 million in the first year. So panic I did, and then went on training to learn what I was to sell and setup. I soon realized with very basic overview the products where no real challenge to get up and running or even to setup my first virtual machine. So to get anyone started here are some training links:-
VMware Training Site
VMware Hands on Labs
Tim’s IT Blog
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