How many VMs have you run concurrently on VMware Fusion?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Avery1, Oct 26, 2014.

  1. Avery1 macrumors regular

    Mar 14, 2010
    Looking to setup a lab, and am curious the most number of VMs you've run concurrently on one Mac using VMware Fusion?

    How long were these running, and did you experience any issues?

    What hardware were you on?

    Looking for folks running 6-10+ VMs.
  2. ayeying macrumors 601


    Dec 5, 2007
    Yay Area, CA
    What's the system you're running it on?

    If I'm running solely Windows XP, I can run probably 10 of them easy with the rMBP and 16GB of ram. If I'm running more advanced OS, then not as much.

    So far, I ran a max of 6 VMs at once on the rMBP listed in my sig. I ran it with 4 VMs inside ESXi that was running in a VM. So, VM inside a VM with a separate VM for the vCenter control in Windows 7.
  3. J232022 macrumors member

    Nov 3, 2014
    You really can run a lot of Virtual Machines , but it all depends on what you are going to be running in them that determines how many you can run at the same time . What you need to do is have lots of ram . I have never really needed to run more than 1 or 2 virtual machines at one time .

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