VMware vSphere 5 Essentials Kit for 3 hosts $560
We currently have 3 VMWare Vsphere hypervisor hosts (2 procs each, 30-40GB of RAM on each), the free version.
Would the "VMware vSphere 5 Essentials Kit for 3 hosts" above allow me to upgrade the hosts to VMWare Vsphere for $560?
The price seems pretty low so I'm just checking to see if I'm missing something.
For some reason I think I encountered a Virtual CPU limit with a guest on ESXi 5 Essentials. I tried to assign more than 2 vCPU's (Actually 4 to an SBS 2011 guest) (my host has a single 5520) and the vSphere client said it couldn't be done due to licensing restrictions.. Can it be? Was a month or 2 ago so my memory of the event may be off.
I've got the same package for v4 and much to my dismay I had no support when I thought it was included.
I had to spend 500 bucks on a per incident support request so keep this in mind.
the number of CPUs you can assign to a guest is limited by the number of CPUs/Cores in the host. If you have a single 5520 (pbly dual-cores?) then you would only be able to create a 2-proc guest ....