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VMware vSphere Kit Comparison

VMware vSphere Kit Comparison

vSphere Kits combine a number of vSphere licenses with vCenter for central management – everything you need to start your virtualization journey. Essentials Kits are great for smaller environments, while Acceleration kits have more advanced features and can scale to any sized environment. If you’re an SMB with vSphere Essentials or Essentials Plus on or before January 31, 2011, you may by eligible for a 40% off on upgrades to the Standard Acceleration Kit. Upgrade Now!

OverviewServer consolidation and centralized managementServer consolidation and business continuityScalable server consolidation & no planned downtimeSecure and always available infrastructurePowerful & efficient resource managementPolicy-based datacenter automation
Product Components
Centralized ManagementvCenter for EssentialsvCenter for EssentialsvCenter StandardvCenter StandardvCenter StandardvCenter Standard
Included Entitlement3 servers with up to 2 processors each3 servers with up to 2 processors each8 Processors - scalable with additional licenses6 Processors - scalable with additional licenses6 Processors - scalable with additional licenses8 Processors - scalable with additional licenses
Memory/Physical Server256GB256GB256GB256GB256GBNo Memory Limit
Cores per Processor66612612
vCPU Entitlement 4-way4-way4-way4-way4-way4-way
Product Features
Thin Provisioning
Update Manager
vStorage APIs for Data Protection
Data Recovery
High Availability
Virtual Serial Port Concentrator
Hot Add
vShield Zones
Fault Tolerance
vStorage APIs for Array Integration
vStorage APIs for Multipathing
Storage vMotion
Distributed Resources Scheduler (DRS), Distributed Power Management (DPM)
Storage I/O Control
Network I/O Control
Distributed Switch
Host Profiles

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