What is included in vSphere Essentials?

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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

Does VMware essentials include vCenter?

vCenter Server Essentials The vCenter Server version included with vSphere Essentials and Essentials Plus is called “vCenter Server for Essentials“.

What are the components of a vCenter Server 7.0 instance?

The vCenter Server architecture consists of three main components: vSphere Web Client, vCenter Server Database and vCenter Single Sign-On. The vSphere Web Client is a web application that acts as the vCenter Server user interface.

Is vMotion included in Essentials Plus?

And since this is technically a vMotion action, it is also included in the vSphere Essentials Plus Bundle.

Can I use vCenter for free?

At the very least, a VMware home lab comprises two ESXi hosts (the hypervisor) and vCenter Server (management server). This allows you to explore most of the features found in vSphere. The ESXi hypervisor is free to use except for a few catches but it is perfect to serve as a VMware home lab setup for home.

Does vSphere Essentials Plus include vCenter?

The vSphere Essentials Plus Kit consists of the following: vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) vCenter Server Essentials. vSphere Data Protection.

Does VMware essentials support vMotion?

VMware Essentials Plus Licensing Virtual machines are restarted on surviving hosts in the vSphere Cluster. VMware vMotion, which allows live migration of virtual machines across vSphere ESXi hosts in the vSphere cluster.

Can vCenter standard manage vSphere essentials?

If you use vSphere Essential Plus and vCenter Server for Essentials, VM live migration with vMotion and High Availability are available. vCenter Server Foundation manages up to 4 ESXi hosts that have vSphere Standard, vSphere Enterprise Plus, and VMware vCloud Suite licenses.

How many hosts are in a cluster?

A host cluster can contain up to 128 hosts.

What is vCenter Server used for?

VMware vCenter Server is advanced server management software that provides a centralized platform for controlling your VMware vSphere environments, allowing you to automate and deliver a virtual infrastructure across the hybrid cloud with confidence.