1 Reply Latest reply on Feb 24, 2015 1:26 AM by Abhilashhb

    Different license level

    Kanstantsin Novice

      Hello, I need some help!


      Is it possible to add in 1 management domain (vCenter) ESXi hosts with different license level?

      For example we've got vCenter with 4 ESXi hosts licensed with 8 CPU vSphere Enterprise level. Then we going to add 4 new hosts with vSphere Enterprise Plus licenses. Is it possible at all? What kind of feature restrictions we can find between hosts with different license level (vMotion, SRM, HA)?


      Thank you!

        • 1. Re: Different license level
          Abhilashhb Virtuoso
          vExpertVMware Employees

          Yes you can have all of them under a single vCenter.


          All the features such as HA, DRS et care common to both licenses so you don't have to worry about that. Lot of features like storage DRS, Storage I/O etc will be extra in Enterprise plus.

          One important thing to note is that distributed switch is only possible for enterprise plus licensed hosts. So as far as you are concerned with just the overlapping features, you will not run into any issues.

          Even if you need to use the advanced features, you will have to put the hosts into separate clusters.


          Here's a comparison link for both the licenses.


          Compare VMware vSphere Editions and Kits Comparison | VMware India

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