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Bring Cloud Benefits to On-premises Workloads

Get industry-leading virtualization technology, an enterprise-ready Kubernetes environment, and high-value cloud services in a SaaS-enabled infrastructure with vSphere+. With this subscription-based vSphere offering, IT admins and developers can easily build, run, manage and secure traditional and next-gen applications.

Supercharge Productivity with vSphere+ Admin Services

Enhance operational efficiency with a cloud console that centralizes management and governance. Simplify vCenter lifecycle management through cloud-enabled automation and remediation, and provision VMs to any vSphere cluster.

Transform On-premises Infrastructure with Cloud Integration

Unlock cloud benefits and enhance existing vSphere deployments—without disrupting your workloads. Activate add-on vSphere hybrid cloud services to expedite disaster recovery, ransomware protection and capacity planning.

Accelerate Innovation with vSphere+ Developer Services

Transform existing virtual infrastructure into an enterprise-ready, self-service Kubernetes platform. Centralize platform operations with vSphere multi-cloud management to increase security and governance of your Kubernetes clusters.

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vSphere Standard

  • Server consolidation
  • Business futureproofing

vSphere Enterprise Plus

  • Resource management
  • Simplified lifecycle management
  • Intrinsic security
  • Resiliency and performance for enhanced applications


  • Transform on-premises infrastructure with vSphere+ cloud integration 
  • Accelerate innovation with vSphere+ developer services
  • Supercharge productivity with vSphere+ admin services

Frequently Asked Questions

vSphere+ is a new subscription-based offering that consists of both on-premises and cloud components that interact with each other. The on-premises components include cloud gateways, vCenter instances and ESXi hosts. The cloud components include various cloud services for admins (or IT operations) and developers (or DevOps) that augment and enhance on-premises capabilities—all accessible within the VMware Cloud Console. Cloud gateways connect your vCenter instances to the VMware Cloud Console, where you can centrally manage on-premises infrastructure and access cloud services.

Yes, vSphere+ is precision-engineered to provide a simple, nondisruptive upgrade for customers already using vSphere. Existing vSphere Enterprise Plus licenses can be easily converted to subscription-based entitlements. Please contact your VMware partner or sales representative to start your upgrade to vSphere+.

vSphere+ includes cloud services that are delivered as SaaS. Your vCenter instances and ESXi hosts remain on-premises.

Please contact your VMware partner or sales representative to find out how you can subscribe to vSphere+.

Please contact your VMware partner or sales representative to try vSphere+ for free in your environment.

Getting started with vSphere+ is easy. The onboarding email from VMware provides setup instructions, and the process takes about an hour.

Yes, vSphere+ supports ESXi version 6.5 or later. vCenter version 6.7 and newer instances are supported but we recommend updating vCenter to the latest version to get the full set of capabilities and benefits of vSphere+.

There are no special hardware requirements for vSphere+ beyond the basic vSphere requirements.

With vSphere+ you can:

  • Access cloud services delivered as-a-Service (SaaS)
  • Centralize management with a cloud console
  • Create an enterprise-ready Kubernetes environment—at no additional charge
  • Purchase by subscription

See a detailed set of features and capabilities available in vSphere+.

vSphere+ supports traditional workloads based on VMs, plus modern workloads based on containers. There is no difference between vSphere+ and vSphere in the types of workloads supported.

VMware is developing vSphere+ add-on services to expedite disaster recovery, ransomware protection, capacity planning and more. For a list of add-on services currently available for purchase or in development, contact your VMware partner or sales representative.

vSphere+ includes extensive developer services, including VM service, Storage service, Network service, Registry service, Tanzu Kubernetes Grid service, Tanzu integrated services, Tanzu Mission-Control Essentials and more. These services are included with vSphere+ at no additional charge.

vSphere+ includes extensive admin services, including Global Inventory service, Event View service, Security Health Check service, VM Provisioning service, Lifecycle Management service, Configuration Management service and more. These services are included with vSphere+ at no additional charge. See a detailed list of features and descriptions in vSphere+

vSphere+ delivers the benefits of cloud through a secure cloud gateway that links your on-premises vCenter instances to VMware Cloud. The vSphere+ cloud gateway uses industry-standard Transport Layer Security (TLS) to protect network connections, and does not copy or share your proprietary data to the cloud. The gateway allows VMware to initiate maintenance and support operations, ensuring those operations are secure by applying traditional security concepts like privilege separation and least privilege.

None of your workloads or on-premises vSphere infrastructure are moved to the cloud. Your workloads continue to run on-premises on ESXi hosts. vSphere+ allows you to centrally manage your on-premises environment from a cloud console and to enhance management with cloud services.

If you do choose to migrate on-premises workloads to the cloud, vSphere+ will make this easier. You can move workloads to VMware Cloud on AWS, using the hybrid linked mode capability built into the vSphere+ cloud gateway.

If you lose your connection to the cloud, only access to cloud services and the cloud console will be affected. vCenter instances, ESXi hosts, and workloads will continue to run normally, and can be managed from vCenter (through the vSphere client).

The only additional tool needed to unlock vSphere+ benefits is the VMware Cloud Console, accessible through a web browser.

VMware Cloud Console can be reached at Once logged in, users can review and subscribe to available VMware services, including vSphere+.

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