Hyper-V vs. VMware vSphere – Scale

Windows Server 2012 RC Logo

I am still working on my diploma thesis and this is another comparison between Hyper-V and VMware.

This time it is about scale, in the  TechEd session “VIR311 – Compete to Win | Part I: Comparing Core Virtualization Platforms” from Matt McSpirit (@mattmcspirit) did some great work comparing the two hypervisors. I know scale is not everything but Microsoft made huge improvements to Hyper-V 2012.

SystemResourceWindows Server 2012 Release Candidate Hyper-VVMware vSphere Hypervisor 5.0VMware vSphere 5.0 Enterprise Plus
HostLogical Processors320160160
Physical Memory4 TB32 GB2 TB
Virtual CPUs per Host204820482048
VMVirtual CPUs per VM64832
Memory per VM1 TB32 GB1 TB
Maximum Virtual Disk64 TB2 TB2 TB
Active VMs per Host1024512512
ClusterMaximum Nodes64N/A32
Maximum VMs8000N/A3000

Check out my Blog post Hyper-V 2012 – Hey I Just Met You And This Is Crazy for more information about the latest version of Hyper-V.