Data Center Virtualization & Cloud Infrastructure
VMware vSphere Essentials Kit
VMware vSphere Essentials Kit delivers the industry-leading virtualization platform for small businesses at an affordable price. Small businesses can virtualize their physical servers and centrally manage these servers, reducing hardware costs and increasing operating efficiency with a low upfront investment.
- Provide business continuity and always-available IT
- Reduce IT footprint and simplify management
- Save on IT hardware costs
- Improve service levels and application quality
This kit includes 6 CPU licenses of vSphere Essentials (for 3 servers with up to 2 processors each) and 1 license for vCenter Server Essentials.
Starting with vSphere 7.0, one CPU license covers one CPU with up to 32 cores. You need additional CPU licenses if а CPU has more than 32 cores.
The vSphere Essentials Kit consists of the following:
- vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi)
- vCenter Server Essentials
The vSphere Essentials Kit licenses are perpetual and do not have an end date. The support term includes updates and new releases of the selected product during the time frame selected.
|Product Overview||Essentials Kit||Essentials Plus Kit|
|Overview||Server virtualization and consolidation with centralized management||Server virtualization and consolidation plus business continuity|
|Centralized Management||vCenter Server Essentials||vCenter Server Essentials|
|License entitlement||3 servers with up to 2 processors each||3 servers with up to 2 processors each|
|Features||vSphere Hypervisor||vSphere Hypervisor, vMotion, Cross Switch vMotion, High Availability, vSphere Replication|