Compare VMware vSphere® Editions and see which is right for building your virtual infrastructure. One instance of VMware vCenter Server™ is required for vSphere deployments.

Compare vSphere Editions

  Standard Enterprise Enterprise Plus
Overview Server consolidation and business continuity. Resource load balancing. Enhanced application availability and performance.
Product Components
License entitlement Per 1 CPU Per 1 CPU Per 1 CPU
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for VMware Yes Yes Yes
Centralized Management Compatibility
vCenter Server (sold separately) vCenter Server Foundation
vCenter Server Standard
vCenter Server Foundation
vCenter Server Standard
vCenter Server Foundation
vCenter Server Standard

 

Product Features Standard Enterprise Enterprise Plus
Business Continuity and Security
vMotion      
Storage vMotion      
High Availability      
Data Protection      
Fault Tolerance      
vShield Endpoint
vSphere Replication
Hot Add
App HA  
Resource Prioritization and Enhanced Application Performance
Reliable Memory
Big Data Extensions
Virtual Serial Port Concentrator
Distributed Resources Scheduler (DRS), Distributed Power Management (DPM)
Storage DRS and Profile-Driven Storage
Storage I/O Control and Network I/O Control
Single Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV) Support
Flash Read Cache
Automated Administration and Provisioning
Storage APIs for Array Integration, Multipathing
Distributed Switch
Host Profiles and Auto Deploy

Compare vSphere Remote Office Branch Office Editions

vSphere, the industry's most reliable virtualization platform, can now enable organizations to extend virtualization beyond their datacenter to remote sites and branch offices.

vSphere Remote Office Branch Office is designed specifically for IT infrastructure located in remote, distributed sites and delivers improved service-levels, standardization, availability and compliance.

vSphere Remote Office Branch Office editions enable rapid provisioning of servers through virtualization, minimization of host configuration drift and enhanced visibility into regulatory compliance, across multiple sites. In addition, with vSphere's business continuity features, customers can be assured of highly available IT infrastructure in their remote sites.

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  vSphere Remote Office Branch Office Standard vSphere Remote Office Branch Office Advanced
Overview Remote site server virtualization platform with business continuity and backup features Remote site server virtualization offering business continuity and backup with advanced features such as standardization of host configurations
Product Components
License entitlement Pack of 25 Virtual Machines Pack of 25 Virtual Machines
Centralized Management Capability
vCenter Server (sold separately) vCenter Server Foundation
vCenter Server Standard
vCenter Server Foundation
vCenter Server Standard

 

Product Features vSphere Remote Office Branch Office Standard vSphere Remote Office Branch Office Advanced
Business Continuity and Security
vMotion    
Storage vMotion    
High Availability    
Data Protection    
Fault Tolerance    
vShield Endpoint    
vSphere Replication    
Hot Add  
Standardization and Compliance
Host Profiles and Auto Deploy
Distributed Switch

Compare vSphere Essentials Kits

vSphere Essentials Kits are for small businesses and combine virtualization for up to three physical servers with centralized management with vCenter for Essentials.

  Essentials Kit Essentials Plus Kit
Overview Server virtualization and consolidation with centralized management Server virtualization and consolidation plus business continuity
Centralized Management vCenter Server Essentials vCenter Server Essentials
License entitlement 3 servers with up to 2 processors each 3 servers with up to 2 processors each
Features vSphere Hypervisor vSphere Hypervisor, vMotion, High Availability, Data Protection, vShield Endpoint, vSphere Replication

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