What is included in vSphere essentials?
|Product Overview||Essentials Kit||Essentials Plus Kit|
|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, Data Protection, vShield Endpoint, vSphere Replication|
How can I download vSphere for free?
- Go to VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 7.0 Download Center.
- Login or create an account.
- Click Register.
- Register for ESXi (Enter some personal information)
- Download VMware vSphere Hypervisor 7.0 – Binaries.
- Install ESXi to your Hardware (Create a Bootable ESXi Installer USB Flash Drive)
- Navigate to Manage -> Licensing.
How much does vSphere cost?
VMware or Hyper-V? Part 3: Virtualization Licensing Costs
|vSphere Edition||Cost||Production Support|
|Standard (requires vCenter)||$995||$323|
|Enterprise Plus (requires vCenter)||$3,595||$899|
|Platinum (Enterprise Plus & AppDefense -requires vCenter)||$4,595||$1,049|
|Standard – Acceleration Kit||$11,350||$3,482|
What are the benefits of VMware vSphere Essentials Kit?
Small businesses can virtualize their physical servers and centrally manage these servers, reducing hardware costs and increasing operating efficiency with a low upfront investment. Support Term The vSphere Essentials Kit licenses are perpetual and does not expire.
What is the support term for VMware vCenter Server Essentials?
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.
How many CPU licenses are included in the vSphere Essentials Kit?
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. Provide business continuity and always-available IT. Save on IT hardware costs.
What is the end date of the VMware Essentials Kit?
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. The kit is good to start with if you’re new to virtualization and don’t need much automatic availability.