A Review of Horizon View 5.3.1 Limits and Maximums

Giving continuity to my Horizon View Limits and Maximums series (VMware View 4.0 | VMware View 5.0 | Horizon View 5.2 | Horizon View 5.3) I am now releasing an updated version for Horizon View 5.3.1.

As an administrator or architect you should always ensure your designs are within the product’s Maximums and Limits in order to be entitled to VMware Support.

VMware Horizon View 5.3.1 is a maintenance release that provides support for VMware VSAN. When you create a pool in View Administrator, you can now select a VSAN datastores to store desktop virtual machines. This feature requires that the vSphere version is 5.5 Update 1 or later.



The limits in this post are specific to Horizon View 5.3.1 and vCenter Server 5.5 U1 or later.

· 100 VMs per Host with VSAN – NEW!
For Horizon View 5.3.1 VMware supports up to 100 VMs per host (soft limit)


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Despite working for Nutanix I believe I should not let my personal preference for Nutanix technology to influence the publication of Horizon View Limits and Maximums as defined by VMware; for this reason I am including VMware VSAN data.

Nutanix Update: If Nutanix is the chosen platform you should look for a maximum of 512 VMs per host and 2048 VMs per NFS Datastore.


This article was first published by Andre Leibovici (@andreleibovici) at myvirtualcloud.net.

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