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

VMware vSphere 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.

Each edition includes a hypervisor as well as features to support basic server 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.

VMware vSphere 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 1 Year Support & Subscription BUY LINK
VMware vSphere Standard
Server consolidation and no planned downtime
USD 1,293.50
Basic USD 354.90
Production USD 419.90
VMware vSphere Enterprise
Powerful & efficient resource management
USD 3,737.50
Basic USD 785.20
Production USD 934.70
VMware vSphere Enterprise Plus
Policy-based datacenter automation
USD 4,543.50
Basic USD 954.20
Production USD 1,136.20
 

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 1 Year Support & Subscription BUY LINK
VMware vSphere Remote Office Branch Office Standard
Remote site server virtualization platform with business continuity and backup features
USD 3,900.00
Basic USD 819.00
Production USD 975.00
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
USD 5,850.00
Basic USD 1,228.50
Production USD 1,462.50
 

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 1 Year Support & Subscription BUY LINK
VMware vSphere Essentials Kit
Server consolidation with enterprise-class virtualization on the smallest budget
USD 643.50
Required support USD 84.50
Optional per incident support USD 388.70
VMware vSphere Essentials Plus Kit
Server consolidation and business continuity for small environments
USD 4,495.00
Basic USD 944.00
Production USD 1,124.00
 

Customers can purchase One Year Term Licenses for vSphere Essentials Kits and vSphere Essentials Plus Kits from the VMware store.


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.

**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 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.
USD 6,493.50
Basic USD 1,363.70
Production USD 1,623.70
 

vSphere with Operations Management is a bundle that includes vSphere and vRealize Operations Standard. Learn more about how to manage vSphere using vSphere with Operations Management and get pricing information.