- (v. 5)
- 10 sites
VMware offers this vSphere for Mid-size and Enterprise customers to virtualize their distributed small office deployments, such as their retail locations or branch offices (ROBO). It provides the flexibility to manage the remote locations locally or from a central location. VMware vSphere Essentials Plus for Retail and Branch Office includes vCenter Server Essentials and ESXi for 3 hosts (2 procs max per host); 192 GB total VRAM entitlement for each bundle included in kit. Product features include: vCenter agents, 8-way vSMP, Update Manager, Data Recovery, High Availability, and vMotion.
The server hosts can 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. A maximum of 1 kit can be used per site. Licenses not used per site cannot be distributed across physical site locations. Alternatively, vCenter Standard can be used to manage the hosts centrally. To unlock central management of hosts, vCenter Standard must be purchased (sold separately). Hosts can be managed either by vCenter Standard or the vCenter for Essentials that comes with each kit, but not both simultaneously.
Only Partners authorized with a VMware Academic Specialization may have access to quote this Academic SKU.