Vmware Essentials

What is VMware Essentials?

Vmware Essentials has been at the forefront of data center virtualization for more than 15 years. What started as a science experiment for many companies has become a big part of their IT infrastructure strategy. 

While large and small businesses face several different challenges, they have one thing in common: virtualization can help them drive cost savings in a number of areas and operational synergies. That is why VMware creates VMware vSphere Essentials.

VMware Essentials

VMware vSphere Essential is VMware's answer to virtualization for small businesses. VMware vSphere Essentials gives small businesses the full power of VMware virtualization on the scale and price that is right for them.

VMware vSphere Essential contains an ESXi vSphere license for up to six CPUs on three physical servers with each of the two CPUs. Edition of VMware vSphere Essentials VMware vSphere Essentials comes in two versions: VMware vSphere Essentials Kit VMware vSphere Essentials Plus Kit. Both VMware vSphere Essentials and VMware vSphere Essentials Plus contain a number of key features that VMware vSphere customers use such as:

VMware Hypervisor, ESXi VMware vCenter Server, the brain of all vSphere environments VMware vSphere Update Manager, to manage ESXi updates and Virtual Machines. VMware vCenter Converter, an important tool for converting a physical machine into a virtual machine, or VM. When it comes to VMware vSphere Essentials Plus, it's active some very important features to add:

VMware High Availability (VMware HA) for protection against host hardware failure. Virtual machines are restarted on hosts that are still alive in vSphere Cluster VMware vMotion, which allows direct migration of virtual machines on vSphere ESXi hosts on the vSphere cluster.

For more details about what each edition includes, be sure to look at the VMware vSphere Essentials Kit data sheet, which includes both editions of VMware vSphere Essentials in greater depth.

Price of  Vmware Essentials

Price information can be found on the VMware Store website. You find the latest prices for the VMware vSphere Essentials Kit here and the VMware vSphere Essentials Plus Kit here. There are several options for buying VMware vSphere Essentials. First, you must choose the edition of vSphere Essentials Kit that is right for your organization.

Next, you need to decide on your support period, either one or three years. An important difference between vSphere Essentials Kit is that even though both editions contain product updates, customer support for vSphere Essentials must be purchased additionally based on each incident, while support for vSphere Essentials Plus is included after you have chosen service levels (Basic Support is 12 Hours per day, five days in a week, and Production Support 24 hours a day, seven days a week).

vSphere Essentials is a great way for small businesses to use VMware vSphere technology to make their business run more smoothly and save money. Have you gone beyond VMware vSphere Essentials? Be sure to see the next level difference between VMware vSphere Edition here. VMware also offers a version of VMware vSphere specifically designed for Remote and Branch Office (ROBOs).