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VMware vCenter Server Foundation for vSphere ( v. 5 ) - license

Mfg. Part: VCS5-FND-F-L3 | CDW Part: 2501357 | UNSPSC: 43233004
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  • ( v. 5 )
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  • level 3 ( 1000-1749 )
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Main Features
  • ( v. 5 )
  • license
  • 1 instance
  • up to 3 hosts
  • volume
  • federal
  • level 3 ( 1000-1749 )
  • U.S. Federal only
Manage, Automate and Optimize your vSphere Infrastructure (for up to 3 hosts). VMware vCenter Server Foundation provides powerful management tools for smaller environments (up to 3 vSphere hosts) looking to rapidly provision, monitor, and control virtual machines. Purchased separately, it is required for managing VMware vSphere server hosts and enabling many of the features.

With VMware vCenter Server Foundation, you can: scale up your virtual infrastructure to achieve the highest levels of efficiency and automation, drive down operating costs by organizing, monitoring and configuring your entire IT environment through a single interface.

VMware vCenter Server 5 Foundation for vSphere includes: a management server, the universal hub for provisioning, monitoring and configuring virtualized environments, a database server that stores persistent configuration data and performance information, a search engine that allows administrators to search the entire object inventory of multiple vCenter Servers from one place, the vSphere Client that provides administrators with a feature-rich console for accessing one or more vCenter Servers simultaneously, the vCenter Web Access portal that provides remote access from any system, vCenter APIs and a .NET Extension that allow integration between vCenter Server and other tools, and support customized plug-ins to the vSphere Client.

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General
Category: Utilities
Subcategory: Utilities - virtualization management

Header
Brand: VMware
Compatibility: PC
Manufacturer: VMware GSA
Model: Foundation for vSphere
Packaged Quantity: 1
Product Line: VMware vCenter Server

Licensing
License Pricing: Federal government , Volume
Licensing Details: U.S. Federal only
Pricing Level: Level 3
Pricing Range: 1000-1749

Software
License Category: License
License Qty: 1 instance , Up to 3 hosts
License Type: License
Version: 5

Product Reviews
Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 3reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by One of the benefits is that you can deploy a virtual machine and any environment you want in seconds. Valuable Features:One of the most valuable features of vCenter is the high availability feature so we can have basically one of the out warehouse to DIMS and all of our important VMs are still running.Improvements to My Organization:One of the benefits is that you can just deploy a virtual machine and any environment you want in seconds.Room for Improvement:I guess all the features I'd like to see of future releases are being announced for version 6.1. All my needs are satisfied right now.Use of Solution:We're using VMware vCenter based on ESX for virtualization. For our development teams, we're using VMware Player as well as Workstation.Stability Issues:In terms of stability, we didn't have any problems yet so it's basically rock solid.Scalability Issues:Scalability, you can just add hosts to the vSphere solution for whatever you need.Technical Support:We haven't had to use tech support yet because the solution just runs.Previous Solutions:We knew that we needed to go for virtualization because there was this big messy server wreck with all those bare metal old servers in there. It was just crazy in terms of service. We switched to virtualization, now we're good to go.Initial Setup:The initial setup was pretty easy. I mean, I guess, we have a pretty small environment but we had a few problems with upgrading. But those were solved by our partners.Other Solutions Considered:We didn't consider any other vendors because all the other vendors didn't have the great support and the great features that you can expect from VMware.Other Advice:We didn't have any problems. If you're starting to use vSphere solutions, I guess the first thing you should do is check hardware compatibility list to make sure that all your hardware is going to be compatible with your software. After that, if you run into any problems, just check the VMware knowledge base. Basically all the information you'd need is in there.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions. November 1, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by With vMotion, High Availability, and Distributed Resource Scheduler, we're able to administer hardware resources in a better way. But, it could use better DRS-friendly functions. Valuable Features:I'd say vMotion, High Availability, and Distributed Resource Scheduler, which have allowed us to administer hardware resources in a better way.Improvements to My Organization:With High Availability, we have had only one incident where one of the hosts failed, and the VMs were moved immediately. It took about four minutes to complete migration, thus affecting operations minimally.Room for Improvement:Reporting, and perhaps more DRS-friendly functions.Use of Solution:We've used it for almost three-and-a-half years, and previously we were using older versions, such as 2.0.Deployment Issues:No, but that is relative. Sometimes issues are raised eventually.Stability Issues:No, but it does become difficult to have a standardized infrastructure.Scalability Issues:No, but I guess cost is the main obstacle.Customer Service:So far, good service, but it's managed by our corporate office.Technical Support:It's good, but it is relative. I have been able to resolve many of our issues using the web.Previous Solutions:I used to manage an IBM solution - SAN with VMware technology.Initial Setup:It was complex, as the setup and management was not too friendly.Implementation Team:We used a vendor team and the expertise was good, but it could have been better.ROI:All I am able to say is that our SLAs have been achieved over the last two years.Cost and Licensing Advice:This depends on the particular scenarios. Ours is a big one, and requires full stability (Enterprise license). We manage four geographic areas (Mexico, China, Czech Republic and Brazil).Other Advice:Review the SLAs with customers and provide several options describing cost/benefits to them.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions. July 29, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by The web client could be improved. Features I like include: High Availability, DRS, SDRS, DvSwitch, NIOC. Valuable Features:High Availability, DRS, SDRS, DvSwitch, NIOCImprovements to My Organization:Better management of the virtual infrastructureRoom for Improvement:Web Client, SSOUse of Solution:1.5 yearsDeployment Issues:NoStability Issues:NoScalability Issues:YesDisclaimer: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer:We are a VMware partner in the Netherlands May 16, 2015
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