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.