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What are different editions of vSphere available?

What are different editions of vSphere available?

Customers can choose from two editions: VMware vSphere Standard Edition™ and vSphere Enterprise Plus (see Table 1). A support and subscription (SnS) contract is required for every edition purchased.

What is the difference between vSphere Standard and enterprise Plus?

vSphere Enterprise Plus Edition enhances application performance and enables resource management. vSphere Enterprise Plus could be considered a more advanced version of vSphere Standard, and allows rapid deployment and provisioning of workloads, load balancing, as well as establishing the priority of VM resources.

What is the difference between VMware and vSphere?

VMware Inc. is a software company that develops many suites of software products specially for providing various virtualization solutions. There are many cloud products, datacenter products, desktop products and so on. vSphere is a software suite that comes under data center product.

What is the difference between vSphere and vCenter?

vSphere is an industry-level virtualization platform and a foundation for a cloud-based infrastructure. The vCenter Server is a centralized platform for managing vSphere environments. It allows you to assign custom roles to users, create new VMs, search the vCenter Server inventory, etc.

Is vCenter included in vSphere standard?

This vCenter license is included in VMware vSphere Essential and Essential Plus kits (that are all-in-one solutions), unlike vSphere Standard and vSphere Enterprise licenses.

What is the difference between vCenter Essentials and Standard?

The vSphere Essentials Plus Kit costs $5,596, contains all the features found within the standard version and also provides data protection, vMotion, HA, replication and other enterprise-level features. Businesses can experience rapid growth in how they use IT services because of virtualization.

Does vSphere 6 Enterprise Plus include vCenter?

vCenter Server Standard supports an unlimited number of ESXi hosts that are licensed with vSphere Standard, vSphere Enterprise Plus, and vCloud Suite licenses. The VMware vCenter Server Standard license contains all available vCenter features. This is the top edition of vCenter.

What is latest version of vSphere?

vSphere 7
The official vSphere 7 release date was April 2, 2020. vSphere 7 is the newest version of the virtualization platform adding many new features.

Does vSphere include vCenter?

The vSphere Essentials kit includes the vSphere hypervisor and vCenter license that supports vCenter HA, vCenter Backup and Restore, and vCenter Server Appliance Migration. The vSphere Essentials Plus kit adds enterprise-grade features including vShield Endpoint, vSphere Replication, vSphere vMotion and vSphere HA.

Can you use vSphere without vCenter?

Yes it is possible to directly manage the ESXi host via vsphere client, but you will not be able to get the unique and good features of vCenter server like HA and DRS. So which means if your host goes down, your runnning VM’s will not have a fail over host.

Can I use vCenter for free?

No there is no free license for vCenter unlike esxi. Only 60 days evaluation or paid license.

What does vSphere standard include?

Standard enables highly available IT infrastructure in remote sites. This high availability edition includes vMotion, High Availability, Data Protection and Replication, Hot Add, Fault Tolerance, Storage vMotion, Virtual Volumes and Storage-Policy Based Management.