Full ESX vs ESXi

Full ESX vs ESXi


ESX and ESXi official comparison:

http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1006543 - VMware ESX and ESXi 3.5 Comparison

http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1015000 - VMware ESX and ESXi 4.0 Comparison

ESX vs. ESXi which is better?


ESXi vs. ESX: A comparison of features



ESXi limitations


Free ESXi limitations

  • ESXi 4.0 free can not be connected to a vCenter Center (it required a VC agent license)

  • ESXi 4.0 cannot hot-add a virtual disk (it require a hot-add license)

  • VCB does not work (it require a VBC license)

  • Lot of 3th part backup programs does not work with free ESXi

  • RCLI and VMware Infrastructure toolkit are limited to read-only access for ESXi free

  • The free version of VMware ESXi does not support SNMP

  • The free version of VMware ESXi does not support Active Directory integration at this time

See also what's the difference between free ESXi and licensed ESXi?




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