I ran into questions on vSphere licensing during VCP exam which I failed. I am trying to read about different type of license for host and vcenter, but I cannot find any documents. VMware website has been updated with vSphere 5.0 info but I am looking for 4.1 licensing doc.
Can someone help?
Basically, I need to know about what features are supported by which license and how many hosts are supported by (vCenter license). I understand the per physical CPU requirement for host.
There are 2 types of vCenter Server licenses.
vCenter Server Foundation allows you to manage 3 hosts:
vCenter Server for Essentials allows you to manage the 3 hosts that are in the Essentials kit:
Each of these hosts is limited to 2 processors and it can not communicate with any other vCenter Server.
vCenter Server Standard allows you to manage as many hosts as its current limits are (1000)
A quick Google search found a comparison of the features for the hosts:
.../Ed (still studying for my VCP)
But if we google "vsphere 4.1 license comparison chart" the vwmware site:
http://www.vmware.com/products/vsphere/buy/editions_comparison.html is showing vsphere 5 comparsion.
This site has the old chart for vSphere 4:
but this is not the "official" comparison chart.