usevm
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VMware vSphere 5 Essentials Kit for 3 hosts

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http://store.vmware.com/store/vmware/en_US/DisplayProductDetailsPage/productID.233860600
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.

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krowczynski
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With vSphere Essential you have a VAM Limit of 192GB.

Also look here.

http://store.vmware.com/store/vmwde/de_DE/DisplayProductDetailsPage/productID.234152800

MCP, VCP3 , VCP4

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Techstarts
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yes, it is possible. But you have to keep in mind the vRAM limitations.

With Great Regards,
krowczynski
Virtuoso
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With vSphere Essential you have a VAM Limit of 192GB.

Also look here.

http://store.vmware.com/store/vmwde/de_DE/DisplayProductDetailsPage/productID.234152800

MCP, VCP3 , VCP4

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geeksinthewild
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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.

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co0lbreeze
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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.

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TedH256
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you simply need to puchase SnS (support and subscription) when you purchase the license. Essentials / Essentials Plus is fully supported ...

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TedH256
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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 ....

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