Maximum Concurrent / Multiple Virtual Machines Allowed?

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by kristianmartin, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. kristianmartin

    kristianmartin Bit Poster

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    Hello,

    I'd like to consolidate a lot of computers used for remote access and such, and was wondering what is the maximum allowed number of virtual machines that can be run on a single computer? I was hoping to do mostly Mac OS X Lion virtualization, but can also move these machines onto Windows if need be. I'm looking for a software limitation.
     
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2012
  2. danieltharris

    danieltharris

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    Do you mean a limit on the number of configured VMs or limit on how many can run at once?
     
  3. kristianmartin

    kristianmartin Bit Poster

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    How many I can run at once. I have a Mac Pro dual Quad Core and can max out the RAM.
     
  4. danieltharris

    danieltharris

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    I don't know of any limit set by parallels itself. So it will depend what you are running in each VM.

    For example, a lightweight Linux install you could run many many times, as it wouldn't require much resource.

    If you run up 10 copies of Windows 8 and try using them they will probably run poorly.

    Are you looking at setting up some sort of virtual environment for testing/development purposes?
     

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