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VMware vSphere Essentials Kit
VMware vSphere 6 Essentials Kit for 3 hosts (Max 2 processors per host)
Includes vCenter Server Essentials and ESXi for 3 hosts, plus the following features: vCenter agents and Update Manager.
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List Price: $863.00
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Overview:

vSphere Essentials

Small businesses can virtualize their physical servers and centrally manage these servers, reducing hardware costs and increasing operating efficiency with a low upfront investment.

VMware vSphere, the industry leading virtualization and cloud platform, is the efficient and secure platform for your hybrid clouds. It provides a powerful, flexible, and secure foundation for business agility that accelerates your digital transformation to hybrid cloud and success in the digital economy. vSphere supports both existing and next-gen workloads through simple and efficient management at scale, to elevate the customer experience to an entirely new level; comprehensive built-in security that starts at the core, via an operationally simple policy-driven model; a universal application platform supporting new workloads and leveraging hardware innovations for enhanced performance; and a seamless hybrid cloud experience with easy visibility, migration and management of workloads between on-premises and public cloud. You can now run, manage, connect, and secure your applications in a common operating environment, across your hybrid cloud.

VMware vSphere Platinum is a new edition of vSphere, that secures applications, infrastructure, data, and access with the combined capabilities of core VMware vSphere and VMware AppDefense™. It enables a simple and powerful way to maintain existing workflows, while supporting collaboration amongst vSphere Admins, and security, compliance and application teams; making for less disruptive response and remediation in case of a security incident. vSphere Platinum delivers a purpose-built solution that secures infrastructure and applications by leveraging the hypervisor, and the power of machine learning, in a way that is built-in, operationally simple, and with minimal overhead or impact on performance.

What is VMware vSphere?

Unleash a powerful, flexible, and secure foundation for business agility that accelerates your digital transformation to hybrid cloud. vSphere is the industry-leading server virtualization software and the heart of a modern SDDC, helping you run, manage, connect, and secure your applications in a common operating environment across clouds.

New advanced security capabilities, fully integrated into the hypervisor and powered by machine learning, provide better visibility, protection, and response times for security incidences. With vSphere, you can support new workloads and use cases while keeping pace with the growing needs and complexity of your infrastructure.

vSphere Essentials and Essentials Plus

VMware vSphere Essentials Kit provides a starter kit for small businesses to virtualize their physical servers and centrally manage these servers, reducing hardware costs and increasing operating efficiency with a low upfront investment. This kit includes 6 CPU licenses of vSphere Essentials (for 3 servers with up to 2 processors each) and 1 license for vCenter Server Essentials.

What are vSphere Essentials and Essentials Plus?

vSphere Essentials and vEssentials Plus are designed especially for small organizations just getting started with virtualization. Both provide virtualization and centralized management for up to three server hosts.

vSphere Essentials provides server consolidation to help you get the most out of your hardware.

vSphere Essentials Plus adds features such as vSphere Data Protection for agent - less backup of your data and virtual machines. It also includes business - continuity features such as vSphere High Availability - for automatic restart of your applications when server failures are detected - and vSphere vMotion, to completely eliminate planned downtime for server maintenance. The result is an always -available IT environment that is more cost - effective, resilient and responsive to changing business needs.

For scalable solutions with more-advanced capabilities, upgrade to vSphere Acceleration Kits.

Benefits:

  • Provide business continuity and always-available IT.
  • Save on IT hardware costs.
  • Reduce IT footprint and simplify management.
  • Improve service levels and application quality.
  • Strengthen security and data protection.

Use Cases:

Data Center Consolidation and Business Continuity

Simplify data center operations and management at scale, increase business efficiency, and decrease CapEx and OpEx through virtualization.

Enhanced App Performance and Hybrid Cloud

Take advantage of the latest innovations in hardware to turbocharge the performance of existing applications. Support new workloads and use cases, such as machine learning and artificial intelligence. Balance workloads and prioritize resources to ensure top performance for your critical applications. Extend on-premises environments to vSphere-based public clouds, such as VMware Cloud on AWS, and enjoy a streamlined hybrid cloud experience.

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. Minimize downtime with uniform, cost-effective failover protection; easily organize, prioritize, and share data center resources; and provision virtual networking across multiple hosts and clusters from a centralized interface.

Legacy Unix to Virtual Linux Migration

Get high performance, enhanced availability, larger VM capacity, and disaster recovery capabilities when you migrate legacy Unix infrastructure to virtualized Linux. Move an entire running virtual machine from one physical server to another, without downtime, and gain rich troubleshooting capabilities, including rollback and recovery for patching and updating.

Application and Infrastructure Security

Secure applications, infrastructure, data, and access with a comprehensive, built-in architecture and a simple, policy-driven model. Protect apps running on vSphere using machine learning and behavioral analytics to monitor threats and automate responses. Get faster visibility and protection with a scalable solution, no agents to manage, and minimal overhead.

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 for Remote Offices and Branch Offices

Manage your remote 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:

Compare vSphere Essentials Kits

vSphere Essentials Kits are for small businesses and combine virtualization for up to three physical servers with centralized management with vCenter for Essentials. vSphere Essentials Plus is also available with vSphere Storage Appliance.

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

VMware vSphere Essentials Kits are for small businesses and combine virtualization for up to three physical servers with centralized management using VMware vCenter Server for Essentials.

Support:

VMware Basic Support & Subscription

Weekday Support for Test, Dev and Non-Critical Deployments

  • Global, 12x5 access to support
  • Unlimited number of support requests
  • Remote Support
  • Online access to documentation and technical resources, knowledge base, discussion forums
  • Product updates and upgrades

Overview

VMware Basic Support is designed for non-critical applications and platforms that require support during normal business hours. Our global support centers have been strategically placed to provide you with fast and efficient access to the support center in your region. Each center is staffed with engineers that can provide industry-leading expertise in virtualization and years of experience supporting virtual infrastructure products in real-world customer environments. We are committed to delivering enterprise-class, worldwide support with a single objective in mind: your success.

VMware Production Support & Subscription Service

Technical Support, 12 Hours/Day, per published Business Hours, Mon. thru Fri.

  • Global, 24x7 support for Severity 1 issues
  • Fast response times for critical issues
  • Unlimited number of support requests
  • Remote Support
  • Online access to documentation and technical resources, knowledge base, discussion forums
  • Product updates and upgrades

Overview

VMware Production Support is designed with your production environments in mind. Our global support centers are staffed around the clock to provide you access to our industry-leading expertise in virtualization and years of experience supporting virtual infrastructure products in real-world customer environments. We are committed to delivering enterprise-class, worldwide support with a single objective in mind: your success.

Feature Production Support Basic Support
Hours of Operation1 24 Hours/Day
7 Days/Week
365 Days/Year
12 Hours/Day
Monday-Friday
Length of Service 1 or 3 Years 1 or 3 Years
Product Updates 2 Yes Yes
Product Upgrades 2 Yes Yes
Products Supported 3 All Products
(excluding VMware Fusion and VMware Player)
All Products
Method of Access Telephone/Web Telephone/Web
Response Method Telephone/Email Telephone/Email
Remote Support Yes Yes
Root Cause Analysis Available only with Business Critical or Mission Critical Support Offering Available only with Business Critical or Mission Critical Offering
Access to VMware Web Site Yes Yes
Access to VMware Discussion Forums and Knowledge Base Yes Yes
Max Number of Technical Contacts per Contract 6 4
Number of Support Requests Unlimited Unlimited
Target Response Times
Critical (Severity 1)
Major (Severity 2)
Minor (Severity 3)
Cosmetic (Severity 4)

30 minutes or less: 24x7
4 business hours
8 business hours
12 business hours

4 business hours
8 business hours
12 business hours
12 business hours
Business Hours
North America
Alaska, Hawaii
Latin America

Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA)

Asia, Pacific Rim, Japan (APJ)

Australia/New Zealand
Monday - Friday
6 a.m. to 6 p.m. (local time zone)
6 a.m. to 6 p.m. (PST/PDT)
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (local time zone)

7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (GMT/GMT+1)

8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Singapore Time)

7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Sydney AET)
Monday - Friday
6 a.m. to 6 p.m. (local time zone)
6 a.m. to 6 p.m. (PST/PDT)
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (local time zone)

7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (GMT/GMT+1)

8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Singapore Time)

7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Sydney AET)

1 Hours of operation for Gemstone are Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (PST/PDT). Severity 1 issues are responded to 24x7.
2 Product updates and upgrades are not included with Basic Support and Subscription Service for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) for VMware.
Product updates and upgrades are not included with Production Support and Subscription Service for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) for VMware.
3 VMware Fusion Professional and VMware Workstation require a minimum of ten (10) licenses in order to purchase Basic support. VMware Workstation requires a minimum of ten (10) licenses in order to purchase Production Support.

Documentation:

Download the VMware vSphere Datasheet (PDF).

Pricing Notes:

VMware Licensing
VMware vSphere Essentials Kit
VMware vSphere 6 Essentials Kit for 3 hosts (Max 2 processors per host)
Includes vCenter Server Essentials and ESXi for 3 hosts, plus the following features: vCenter agents and Update Manager.
- Note: Purchase of Subscription is required!
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List Price: $863.00
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VMware vSphere Essentials Support and Subscription
Subscription only for VMware vSphere 6 Essentials Kit for 1 year
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List Price: $113.00
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Subscription only for VMware vSphere 6 Essentials Kit for 3 years
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List Price: $299.00
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