We are trying to purchase software to start our migration to virtualization. We asked a vendor for a quote on it and they forwarded the following:
VMEP-BASE-VMware Infrastructure Acceleration Kit for 8 processors (Includes VI Enterprise for 8 Processors, 1 VirtualCenter Management Server)
Anyone can offer any insights as to what this package contains? I know that it probably contains ESX server and be able to install it on a 8 Processors box or 2 Quad Core CPUs and the VirtualCenter Management Server software but does it contain other software as well?
Is there a page on VMware's site that would contain the info?
In addition to jf, you should take a look at chapter 3 (). This will explain how licensing is determined and the possible deployments for your company. I believe Table 3-1 will be a good thing to look at.
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What is your goal and how your ESX farm looks like (using SAN, local disk, using HA, DRS, VMotion etc..) how many servers and do you required 99.999% redundancy, than looking into details of licensing options more precisely. In generaly, you can get a startup Foundation kit which includes 3 ESX hosts, 1 VC server with general features mentioned which is at a good price comparing buying seperate components.
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