The vSphere platform: the best foundation for your apps, your cloud and your business.

vSphere helps you get the best performance, availability, and efficiency from your infrastructure and applications. It’s the ideal foundation for any cloud environment.

vSphere with Operations Management takes virtualization to the next level with intelligent operations management. It provides you better insights, resulting in improved performance and availability.

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Overview: VMware vSphere

Learn all about the capabilities and benefits of vSphere, and vSphere with Operations Management.

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SPOTLIGHT 

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USE CASES

Data Center Consolidation and Business Continuity 

Simplify data center operations, increase business efficiency, and decrease both CapEx and OpEx costs through virtualization.

Intelligent Operations Management and Automation 

Add intelligent operations management and automation to your data center through vSphere with Operations Management. Monitor and manage health, spot performance bottlenecks and capacity shortfalls and rebalance workloads before demand spikes to enable application performance, while leveraging self-learning algorithms and predictive analytics that adapt to your environment.

Virtualized Big Data 

Simplify your big data infrastructure management while making it more cost effective. VMware is the best platform for big data just as it is for traditional applications.

Migrate Legacy Unix to Virtual Linux 

Migrate IT legacy UNIX infrastructure to virtualized Linux. Get high performance, enhanced availability, larger VM capability and disaster recovery capabilities.

Enhanced App Performance and Availability 

Enhance application performance and availability to boost your business productivity. Take control of resource management; load balance workloads and prioritize access to resources to ensure top performance for your most important applications. Rapidly provision and deploy workloads in your virtual environment.

Containerized Modern Apps 

Bridge the gap between IT and developers with vSphere Integrated Containers. Leveraging the core capabilities of vSphere, your IT teams can run both traditional and containerized applications side-by-side on the same infrastructure without the need for additional tooling or training.

Support Remote Offices and Branch Offices 

Manage your remote offices and branch offices with little or no local IT staff. Enable rapid provisioning of servers through virtualization, minimization of host configuration drift and enhanced visibility into regulatory compliance, across multiple sites.

COMPARE LICENSE ENTITLEMENT

vSphere Standard
vSphere Enterprise Plus
vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus
Overview
vSphere Standard Server consolidation and business continuity
vSphere Enterprise Plus Resource management, enhanced application availability and performance
vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus Intelligent operations, consistent management and automation with predictive analytics
License Entitlement
vSphere Standard Per 1 CPU
vSphere Enterprise Plus Per 1 CPU
vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus Per 1 CPU
vCenter Server (sold separately)
vSphere Standard vCenter Server Standard
vSphere Enterprise Plus vCenter Server Standard
vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus vCenter Server Standard
VMware Integrated OpenStack
vSphere Standard
vSphere Enterprise Plus Support for VMware Integrated OpenStack is sold separately
vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus Support for VMware Integrated OpenStack is sold separately
vSphere Integrated Containers
vSphere Standard
vSphere Enterprise Plus
vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus

COMPARE EDITIONS

 

Business Continuity and Security

Product Features
vSphere Standard
vSphere Enterprise Plus
vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus
Product Features
vMotion
vSphere Standard +Cross-vSwitch
vSphere Enterprise Plus +Cross-vSwitch / Cross-vCenter / Long Distance / Cross-Cloud
vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus +Cross-vSwitch / Cross-vCenter / Long Distance / Cross-Cloud
Product Features
Storage vMotion
vSphere Standard
vSphere Enterprise Plus
vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus
Product Features
Data Protection
vSphere Standard
vSphere Enterprise Plus
vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus
Product Features
Fault Tolerance
vSphere Standard 2-vCPU
vSphere Enterprise Plus 4-vCPU
vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus 4-vCPU
Product Features
vShield Endpoint
vSphere Standard
vSphere Enterprise Plus
vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus
Product Features
vSphere Replication
vSphere Standard
vSphere Enterprise Plus
vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus
Product Features
vCenter High Availability
vSphere Standard vCenter STD
vSphere Enterprise Plus vCenter STD
vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus vCenter STD
Product Features
vCenter Backup and Restore
vSphere Standard vCenter STD
vSphere Enterprise Plus vCenter STD
vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus vCenter STD
Product Features
vCenter Server Appliance Migration Tool
vSphere Standard vCenter STD
vSphere Enterprise Plus vCenter STD
vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus vCenter STD
Product Features
Virtual Machine Encryption
vSphere Standard
vSphere Enterprise Plus
vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus

 

Resource Prioritization and Enhanced Application Performance

Product Features
vSphere Standard
vSphere Enterprise Plus
vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus
Product Features
Virtual Volumes
vSphere Standard
vSphere Enterprise Plus
vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus
Product Features
Storage Policy-Based Management
vSphere Standard
vSphere Enterprise Plus
vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus
Product Features
Distributed Resources Scheduler (DRS), Distributed Power Management (DPM)
vSphere Standard
vSphere Enterprise Plus
vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus
Product Features
Storage DRS
vSphere Standard
vSphere Enterprise Plus
vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus
Product Features
Storage I/O Control
vSphere Standard
vSphere Enterprise Plus
vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus
Product Features
Network I/O Control
vSphere Standard
vSphere Enterprise Plus
vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus
Product Features
Single Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV) Support
vSphere Standard
vSphere Enterprise Plus
vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus
Product Features
NVIDIA GRID vGPU
vSphere Standard
vSphere Enterprise Plus
vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus
Product Features
Proactive HA
vSphere Standard
vSphere Enterprise Plus
vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus
Product Features
Predictive DRS
vSphere Standard
vSphere Enterprise Plus
vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus

 

Automated Administration and Provisioning

Product Features
vSphere Standard
vSphere Enterprise Plus
vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus
Product Features
Content Library
vSphere Standard
vSphere Enterprise Plus
vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus
Product Features
Storage APIs for Array Integration, Multipathing
vSphere Standard
vSphere Enterprise Plus
vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus
Product Features
Distributed Switch
vSphere Standard
vSphere Enterprise Plus
vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus
Product Features
Host Profiles and Auto Deploy
vSphere Standard
vSphere Enterprise Plus
vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus

 

Operations Management Platform

Product Features
vSphere Standard
vSphere Enterprise Plus
vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus
Product Features Scale-out Platform
vSphere Standard
vSphere Enterprise Plus
vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus
Product Features Single Sign-on
vSphere Standard
vSphere Enterprise Plus
vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus
Product Features Remote Collector HA
vSphere Standard
vSphere Enterprise Plus
vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus
Product Features Automation Framework (automated remediation)
vSphere Standard
vSphere Enterprise Plus
vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus

 

Visualization

Product Features
vSphere Standard
vSphere Enterprise Plus
vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus
Product Features Operations Dashboards, Views and Reports
vSphere Standard
vSphere Enterprise Plus
vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus

 

Policy Management

Product Features
vSphere Standard
vSphere Enterprise Plus
vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus
Product Features Flexible Operations Policies and Operations Groups
vSphere Standard
vSphere Enterprise Plus
vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus
Product Features Guided Remediation
vSphere Standard
vSphere Enterprise Plus
vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus
Product Features Role-based Access Control
vSphere Standard
vSphere Enterprise Plus
vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus

 

Performance Monitoring and Analytics

Product Features
vSphere Standard
vSphere Enterprise Plus
vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus
Product Features vSphere Health Monitoring
vSphere Standard
vSphere Enterprise Plus
vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus
Product Features Self-learning Analytics with Dynamic Thresholds
vSphere Standard
vSphere Enterprise Plus
vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus
Product Features Smart Alerts
vSphere Standard
vSphere Enterprise Plus
vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus
Product Features Root-cause Analysis and Recommendations
vSphere Standard
vSphere Enterprise Plus
vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus

 

Capacity Management

Product Features
vSphere Standard
vSphere Enterprise Plus
vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus
Product Features Capacity Metering, Trending, Right-sizing, and Resource Optimization
vSphere Standard
vSphere Enterprise Plus
vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus
Product Features Create Custom Datacenter
vSphere Standard
vSphere Enterprise Plus
vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus
Product Features Custom Capacity Profile
vSphere Standard
vSphere Enterprise Plus
vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus
Product Features Capacity Models, What-if Scenario
vSphere Standard
vSphere Enterprise Plus
vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus
Product Features Save Projects
vSphere Standard
vSphere Enterprise Plus
vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus
Product Features Commit to Reserve Capacity for Model-driven Analytics
vSphere Standard
vSphere Enterprise Plus
vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus

 

Workload Balancing

Product Features
vSphere Standard
vSphere Enterprise Plus
vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus
Product Features Move Action
vSphere Standard
vSphere Enterprise Plus
vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus
Product Features Rebalance Action (requires DRS to be turned on)
vSphere Standard
vSphere Enterprise Plus
vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus
Product Features OOTB Dashboard for Workload Planning and Balancing
vSphere Standard
vSphere Enterprise Plus
vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus

 

Compliance Management

Product Features
vSphere Standard
vSphere Enterprise Plus
vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus
Product Features vSphere Security Hardening
vSphere Standard
vSphere Enterprise Plus
vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus

 

Management Packs

Product Features
vSphere Standard
vSphere Enterprise Plus
vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus
Product Features vCenter Management Pack
vSphere Standard
vSphere Enterprise Plus
vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus
Product Features Cloud Management Platform (CMP) Management Packs – vRA, vRB, LI, vRO
vSphere Standard
vSphere Enterprise Plus
vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus
Product Features Management Pack for Storage Devices (MPSD) – for VSAN customers only
vSphere Standard
vSphere Enterprise Plus
vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus

 

vRealize Operations APIs

Product Features
vSphere Standard
vSphere Enterprise Plus
vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus
Product Features Basic APIs – Available to All Customers ( Out-bound Data/Alert Extraction, Alert Definition/Mgmt, User Mgmt, etc.)
vSphere Standard
vSphere Enterprise Plus
vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus

COMPARE VSPHERE REMOTE OFFICE BRANCH OFFICE EDITIONS

vSphere Remote Office Branch Office Standard
vSphere Remote Office Branch Office Advanced
Overview
vSphere Remote Office Branch Office Standard Remote site server virtualization platform with business continuity and backup features.
vSphere Remote Office Branch Office Advanced Remote site server virtualization offering business continuity and backup with advanced features such as standardization of host configurations.

       

vSphere Remote Office Branch Office Standard
vSphere Remote Office Branch Office Advanced
License entitlement
vSphere Remote Office Branch Office Standard Pack of 25 Virtual Machines
vSphere Remote Office Branch Office Advanced Pack of 25 Virtual Machines
vSphere Remote Office Branch Office Standard
vSphere Remote Office Branch Office Advanced
vCenter Server (sold separately)
vSphere Remote Office Branch Office Standard vCenter Server Standard
vSphere Remote Office Branch Office Advanced vCenter Server Standard
Product Features
vSphere Remote Office Branch Office Standard
vSphere Remote Office Branch Office Advanced
Product Features
vMotion
vSphere Remote Office Branch Office Standard
vSphere Remote Office Branch Office Advanced
Product Features
Storage vMotion
vSphere Remote Office Branch Office Standard
vSphere Remote Office Branch Office Advanced
Product Features
High Availability
vSphere Remote Office Branch Office Standard
vSphere Remote Office Branch Office Advanced
Product Features
Data Protection
vSphere Remote Office Branch Office Standard
vSphere Remote Office Branch Office Advanced
Product Features
Fault Tolerance
vSphere Remote Office Branch Office Standard 2-vCPU
vSphere Remote Office Branch Office Advanced 4-vCPU
Product Features
vShield Endpoint
vSphere Remote Office Branch Office Standard
vSphere Remote Office Branch Office Advanced
Product Features
vSphere Replication
vSphere Remote Office Branch Office Standard
vSphere Remote Office Branch Office Advanced
Product Features
Hot Add
vSphere Remote Office Branch Office Standard
vSphere Remote Office Branch Office Advanced
Product Features
vSphere Remote Office Branch Office Standard
vSphere Remote Office Branch Office Advanced
Product Features
Content Library
vSphere Remote Office Branch Office Standard
vSphere Remote Office Branch Office Advanced
Product Features
Host Profiles and Auto Deploy
vSphere Remote Office Branch Office Standard
vSphere Remote Office Branch Office Advanced
Product Features
Distributed Switch
vSphere Remote Office Branch Office Standard
vSphere Remote Office Branch Office Advanced

 

 

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, you can be assured of highly available IT infrastructure in your remote sites.

 

Learn more about the Value of Virtualizing Remote Offices and Branch Offices with the IDC Analyst Connection, sponsored by VMWare.
 

Read an in-depth IDC whitepaper sponsored by VMware on the Benefits of Virtualizing Remote Offices and Branch Offices and the VMware vSphere Remote Office Branch Office offerings.

COMPARE VSPHERE ESSENTIALS KITS

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


vSphere Essentials Kits are for small businesses and combine virtualization for up to three physical servers with centralized management with vCenter Server Essentials. Customers can purchase One Year Term Licenses for vSphere Essentials Kits and vSphere Essentials Plus Kits from the VMware store.

VMware vSphere and vSphere with Operations Management 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.

 

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.

 

**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.

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vSphere 6.5 supports both existing and next-gen apps through:

  • Simplified customer experience for automation and management at scale
  • Comprehensive built-in security for protecting data, infrastructure, and access
  • Universal app platform for running any app, anywhere

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