The VMware vSphere® pricing and licensing model enables you to understand vSphere costs better and simplifies the experience of buying, deploying and managing VMware products.

The pricing and licensing model for vSphere and vSphere with Operations Management is broken into two categories: kits and editions. Kits are all-in-one offerings that deliver all the necessary licenses and features/functionality required to getting virtualization running in an environment. Editions are a la carte offerings generally designed for larger IT environments with a broader set of requirements.

Each edition includes a hypervisor as well as features to support basic consolidation, improve availability, protect data, automate resource management and simplify management operations.

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.