Frequently Asked Questions

vSphere 8 is a major release which brings benefits of the cloud to on-premises workloads with cloud integration through the VMware Cloud Console It supercharges performance with DPU, and GPU based acceleration, enhances operational efficiency through the VMware Cloud Console, seamlessly integrates with add-on hybrid cloud services and accelerates innovation with an enterprise-ready integrated Kubernetes runtime that runs containers alongside VMs. vSphere 8 version release will be available through the various vSphere product line offerings, including vSphere Standard edition, vSphere Enterprise Plus edition. See the vSphere 8 datasheet and vSphere 8 version comparison for more details.

vSphere Distributed Services Engine modernizes virtual infrastructure by offloading infrastructure functions from CPU to DPU. It enables modern distributed workloads to take advantage of resource savings, accelerated networking and enhanced workload security. It improves DPU lifecycle management with workflows integrated with vSphere. Learn more about vSphere Distributed Services Engine.

vSphere 8 can be licensed under several different licensing models, such as perpetual and subscription, on various metrics, including per CPU, VM packs, and per Core. For more details, please refer to the vSphere Licensing, Pricing and Packaging Guide.

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