Richard Bucker

How much virtual ram

Posted at — Oct 3, 2019

I’m trying to create a guest VM with 32GB or ram and vmware seems to be rejecting the request. That begs the question how much is ideal.


It makes sense that VMware is meant to manage tons of small virtual instances on large hardware. Certainly if you need a lot of resources then baremetal might be the answer. Conversely it makes sense to have vmware be the admin backplane to the infrastructure as most baremetal servers might rely on PXE and that has it’s limitations too. Having APIs to build out the network, ability to relocate failed systems, mix pro and commodity hardware with a similar virtual appearance to the app.