VMware vSphere® Hypervisor a free bare-metal hypervisor

VMware vSphere® Hypervisor is a free bare-metal hypervisor that virtualizes servers so you can consolidate your applications on less hardware.



  • Minimum: single socket, dual core
  • Ideal: dual socket, four or more cores per CPU


  • Minimum: 4GB
  • Ideal: 8GB or more


  • Minimum: one network adapter, plus one for management interface
  • Ideal: one network adapter for management interface, plus multiple adapters for virtual machines

Local Storage (SATA/SAS)

  • Minimum: one 80GB drive
  • Ideal: two mirrored drives, plus four RAID 5 drives for virtual machines

Shared Storage

  • NFS, iSCSI or Fibre Channel for virtual machine storage


  • Unlimited number of cores per physical CPU
  • Unlimited number of physical CPUs per host
  • Maximum vCPUs per virtual machine: eight
  • Limitation of 32GB RAM limit per server/host has been removed from the free Hypervisor.
  • Operating system support: Microsoft OS (18 versions), Linux (54 versions), Mac OS X 10, Solaris, FreeBSD, etc. (See a complete list of supported versions.)

See more at: http://www.vmware.com/products/vsphere-hypervisor
See more at: http://www.vmware.com/products/vsphere-hypervisor/gettingstarted.html




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