Frequently Ask Questions (FAQs)

Q. What is the current promotion offer?
A. 15% Off VMware vSphere Essentials Plus Kit - Existing and new VMware vSphere Essentials Plus Kit customers can purchase vSphere Essentials Plus Kit at promotional pricing.

Q. Do Academic discounts apply?
A. Yes.

Q. What is the timeframe for this promotion?
A. Promotion is valid from August 10th 2017 to January 29th 2018 at 11:59PM PT (Pacific Time).

Q. What are the benefits of this promotion?
A. Promotional pricing helps lower the cost of acquiring vSphere Essentials Plus Kit.

Q. What additional capabilities are included in vCenter Operations Management Suite 5.8 Advanced for vSphere with Operations Management?
A. vSphere Essentials Plus Kit adds features such as vSphere vMotion, vSphere HA, and vSphere Data Protection to vSphere Essentials to enable always-on IT for the small environment.

Q. What are the requirements of this promotion?
A. Applies to ESS+ kits only.

vSphere Essentials Plus is limited for use on up to 3 hosts and on servers with up to two processors only. The server hosts must be managed by the vCenter Server Essentials edition that is provided with this bundle, and that same vCenter Server Essentials edition cannot be used to manage other server hosts not included with this edition.

Q. What customers are eligible for this promotion?
A. This promotion is available to all commercial, academic, and government end-user customers who meet the promotion requirements and place an order containing an eligible SKU through a VMware authorized reselling partner, via the VMware web site, or directly with VMware. Academic discounts apply.

Q. How can this promotion be purchased?
A. This promotion can be purchased through a VMware Solution Provider, authorized Corporate Reseller, via the VMware website or directly with VMware.

Q. What are the SKUs associated with this Promotion?

Product Description Part Number
VMware vSphere 6 Essentials Plus Kit Promo VS6-ESP-KIT-PRO


Q. Is Subscription and Support (SnS) required?
A. A minimum 1 year of SnS is required with purchase.

Q. Is SnS discounted?
A. Discounts are not offered for VMware SnS.

Q. Who can I contact if I have questions?
A. Please contact your VMware authorized reselling partner or VMware account representative if you have any questions.