How many virtual machines can you run on one host?

by The Editor [Published on 8 July 2008 / Last Updated on 8 July 2008]

A description of what affects the amount of virtual machines can be implemented onto one host.

As with many server performance questions, the answer to this question is “it depends”. You can run as many VMs on a single host as your hypervisor supports (usually that is a lot) and as you have server resources for (RAM, CPU, Disk, and Network).

Typically, on a desktop PC, you can run 1-3 VMs and on a Server you can run 10-50 VMs – depending on the application demands.

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