Cannot Launch More Than 120 Virtual Box Virtual Machines on a Solaris Host (128 on Linux) "Cannot create IPC semaphore"

(Doc ID 1393323.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 09, 2015

Applies to:

Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure - Version 3.2.2 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

When using Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and trying to launch more than 120 Virtual Machines (VMs) using Virtual Box on a Solaris host as the Desktop Provider,  the error

     Cannot create IPC semaphore

is seen.

 

The same error is seen on Linux but the expected limit under Linux is 128.

Changes

The number of running VMs approaches 120 on Solaris or 128 on Linux.

Cause

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