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.

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
GBP 792.50
Basic GBP 217.47
Production GBP 257.30
VMware vSphere Enterprise
Powerful & efficient resource management
GBP 2,295.00
Basic GBP 481.15
Production GBP 572.76
VMware vSphere Enterprise Plus
Policy-based datacenter automation
GBP 2,785.00
Basic GBP 584.70
Production GBP 696.23
 

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
GBP 394.50
Required support GBP 51.78
Optional per incident support GBP 238.50
VMware vSphere Essentials Plus Kit
Server consolidation and business continuity for small environments
GBP 2,755.00
Basic GBP 578.48
Production GBP 688.79
VMware vSphere 5 Essentials Kit for Retail and Branch Offices
Server consolidation and centralized management for remote/branch office deployments
GBP 657.50
Basic GBP 137.81
Production GBP 164.10
VMware vSphere 5 Essentials Plus Kit for Retail and Branch Offices
Server consolidation and business continuity for remote/branch office deployments
GBP 4,595.00
Basic GBP 964.55
Production GBP 1,148.39
 

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 Foundation
Powerful management tools for smaller vSphere environments looking to rapidly provision, monitor, and control virtual machines.
GBP 1,195.00
Basic GBP 434.15
Production GBP 513.81
VMware vCenter Server Standard
Large-scale management of VMware vSphere deployments for rapid provisioning, monitoring, orchestration, and control of virtual machines.
GBP 3,975.00
Basic GBP 835.63
Production GBP 994.95