I need clarification on two licensing questions. What is the difference between Standard and Enterprise licensing and what does additive licensing mean?
I tried to find this information on line and on the VMware site and cannot seem to locate it.
Enterprise comes with more features like Vmotion, HA, DRS, Consolidated backup. Additive means you can add these features a-la-carte to Starter and Standard editions.
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The difference can be found here: http://www.vmware.com/products/vi/esx/esx_buy.html. Essentially Enterprise includes licenses for vmotion, HA, DRS and consolidated backup.
An add on would be purchasing vmotion or the other items included in Enterprise for the standard edition - http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi_pricing.pdf