The VMware vSphere and vSphere with Operations Management pricing and licensing model explains vSphere and vSphere with Operations Management costs and simplifies the experience of buying, deploying and managing VMware products.

VMware vSphere and vSphere with Operations Management can be purchased either through an all-in-one kit or a la carte editions. Kits are all-in-one offerings that deliver all the necessary licenses and features/functionality required to get virtualization running in an environment. Editions are a la carte offerings generally designed for larger or specific IT environments with a broader set of requirements.

Prices listed are for licenses only; Production, Basic Subscription and Support (SnS), and Incident Support (for vSphere Essentials Kit) are sold separately. Paid upgrades are available for all vSphere and vSphere with Operations Management offerings below to all higher kits or editions.

VMware vSphere and vSphere with Operations Management Editions

A la carte licensing that is priced on a per CPU basis. All editions must be used in conjunction with an existing or separately purchased vCenter Server edition. SnS is required for at least one year.

**Pricing information is only suggested retail pricing for the United States. Actual pricing may vary and is subject to change at any time. Please consult an authorized VMware partner or reseller for additional information.

PRODUCT TITLE License Price
(US ONLY**)
1 Year Support & Subscription BUY LINK
VMware vSphere Standard
Server consolidation and no planned downtime
US$ 995.00
Basic US$ 273.00
Production US$ 323.00
VMware vSphere Enterprise Plus
Policy-based datacenter automation
US$ 3,495.00
Basic US$ 734.00
Production US$ 874.00
VMware vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus
Policy-based datacenter automation with proactive operations management
US$ 4,395.00
Basic US$ 923.00
Production US$ 1,099.00
 

VMware vSphere Remote Office Branch Office Editions

A la carte licensing is priced in packs of 25 VMs (Virtual Machines). Editions can be used in conjunction with an existing or separately purchased vCenter Server edition. SnS is required for at least one year. The 25 VM pack can be distributed across multiple sites. A maximum of a single 25 VM pack can be used in a single remote location or branch office.

**Pricing information is only suggested retail pricing for the United States. Actual pricing may vary and is subject to change at any time. Please consult an authorized VMware partner or reseller for additional information.

PRODUCT TITLE License Price
(US ONLY**)
1 Year Support & Subscription BUY LINK
VMware vSphere Remote Office Branch Office Standard
Remote site server virtualization platform with business continuity and backup features
US$ 3,000.00
Basic US$ 630.00
Production US$ 750.00
VMware vSphere Remote Office Branch Office Advanced
Remote site server virtualization offering business continuity and backup with advanced features such as standardization of host configurations
US$ 4,500.00
Basic US$ 945.00
Production US$ 1,125.00
 

VMware vSphere Essentials Kits

All-in-one solutions that combine virtualization for up to three physical servers (up to two processors each) along with the centralized management capabilities of vCenter Server for Essentials. See description below for specific SnS rules per kit.

**Pricing information is only suggested retail pricing for the United States. Actual pricing may vary and is subject to change at any time. Please consult an authorized VMware partner or reseller for additional information

PRODUCT TITLE License Price
(US ONLY**)
1 Year Support & Subscription BUY LINK
VMware vSphere Essentials Kit
Server consolidation with enterprise-class virtualization on the smallest budget
US$ 495.00
Required subscription US$ 65.00
Optional per incident support US$ 299.00
VMware vSphere Essentials Plus Kit
Server consolidation and business continuity for small environments
US$ 4,495.00
Basic US$ 944.00
Production US$ 1,124.00
 

VMware vSphere and vSphere with Operations Management Acceleration Kits

All-in-one kits combine 6 CPU licenses of a specific vSphere and vSphere with Operations Management edition and one instance of VMware vCenter Server Standard edition for centralized management. There is a purchasing limit of one kit per customer site. SnS is required for at least one year.

**Pricing information is only suggested retail pricing for the United States. Actual pricing may vary and is subject to change at any time. Please consult an authorized VMware partner or reseller for additional information

PRODUCT TITLE License Price
(US ONLY**)
1 Year Support & Subscription BUY LINK
VMware vSphere Standard Acceleration Kit
Server consolidation and no planned downtime
US$ 10,995.00
Basic US$ 2,515.00
Production US$ 3,000.00
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VMware vSphere Enterprise Plus Acceleration Kit
Policy-based datacenter automation
US$ 22,995.00
Basic US$ 5,665.00
Production US$ 6,745.00
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VMware vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus Acceleration Kit
Policy-based datacenter automation with proactive operations management
US$ 24,995.00
Basic US$ 6,800.00
Production US$ 8,095.00
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VMware vCenter Server Editions

VMware vCenter Server provides unified management for vSphere environments and is a required component of a complete VMware vSphere deployment. One instance of vCenter Server is required to centrally manage virtual machines and their hosts and to enable all vSphere features. SnS is required for at least one year. vCenter Server Standard also includes vRealize Orchestrator and 25 log streams of vRealize Log Insight for vCenter Server.

**Pricing information is only suggested retail pricing for the United States. Actual pricing may vary and is subject to change at any time. Please consult an authorized VMware partner or reseller for additional information.

PRODUCT TITLE License Price
(US ONLY**)
1 Year Support & Subscription BUY LINK
VMware vCenter Server Standard
Large-scale management of VMware vSphere deployments for rapid provisioning, monitoring, orchestration, and control of virtual machines.
US$ 5,995.00
Basic US$ 1,259.00
Production US$ 1,499.00
 

Management Add-On

For new and existing customers looking to manage their entire virtualized data center, VMware offers vRealize Operations Insight. This solution provides intelligent operations, unified management, and policy-based automation from applications to storage and across physical and virtual infrastructure. It is available on a per CPU basis.

Upgrade to vRealize Operations Insight.

Please contact your sales representative for more information.