11 Replies Latest reply on Jan 7, 2013 1:43 AM by vGuy

    Selecting Windows Standard or Enterprise for vSphere Management Components

    TheVMinator Master

      When do I need to use Windows 2008 Enterprise and can I get by with Windows 2008 Standard for my management components?  For example, on the following list, which actually need an Enterprise version?

       

      VM with Windows 2008 for vCenter Server (not using vCSA)

       

      VM for the SQL server that vCenter Server will connect to (It will be a separate server.  Can it get by with 2008 Standard)

       

      VM for the SQL Server that VMWare Update Manager will connect to (it will be a separate server)

       

      VM for Single Sign on.  (It will be separate from vCenter Server)

       

      VM for the SQL server that SRM will connect to (It will be on a separate VM from the SRM component itself).

       

       

      Which of these need Enterprise licenses or where is it recommended?  Environment = 100 hosts, 1500 VMs

       

      Thanks!