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  • 1.  resource new hardware

    Posted Mar 17, 2020 12:25 PM

    I need help with something. There are vcenter 6.5 in 4 regions. There are 5 esxi, 3 esxi 2 esxi on them. ( esxi 6.5 u2 ) and virtual servers are running. A total of about 150 virtual servers are running on these servers. I want to gather them all in one center / the building . and I will buy a new physical server and storage. First, how can I choose the properties of the new server I will buy. How should I proceed ? What is the current resource and what is the resource I need ? I think there are people in this forum who can do this and what method they are following step by step. what i need I would be very glad if you help me, I want to do it myself.

  • 2.  RE: resource new hardware

    Posted Mar 17, 2020 12:39 PM

    Hi derozone,

    The first question that you have to ask yourself, is whats the budget... Then you can start chosing the technology.

    I would recomend you to have a look to the HCI hardware.

    Why VMware HCI



  • 3.  RE: resource new hardware

    Posted Mar 17, 2020 01:21 PM


    Prepare an outline of what these vCenters are like (Esxi, Virtual machine), region by region.

    • Check the occupied and free space in the datastores.
    • Check the total Ram for each Esxi and how much is occupied.
    • Also check the occupied and free CPUs.
    • Check the Network configurations that are on ESXi \ vCenter, VDS, VSS, VLANs

    If you have to unify all the regions in a single point, you must also think about a possible increase in network bandwidth, because I would have more data traffic.

    All this information, together with the badget you have available, allows you to configure suitable hardware.


    Another info that I want to give you is to also evaluate a vCenter solution in HA (to limit damage in case of failure)

    VMware vCenter 6.7 High Availability Configuration – PART 1


  • 4.  RE: resource new hardware

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted Mar 17, 2020 02:17 PM

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  • 5.  RE: resource new hardware

    Posted Mar 18, 2020 10:00 AM

    virtual server assigned to vCPU 270, VRAM 970 and Provisioned MB storage 9.7 TB. how should I do the calculation? for example, physical servers how many CPU should be