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VMware vSphere 5 Enterprise

The strategic platform for improving service levels

VMware vSphere Enterprise provides key features for maintaining service level guarantees including minimizing downtime, protecting data, and automating resource management.

With vSphere Enterprise, you can:

  • Maintain your service level guarantees
  • Minimize downtime, protect data, and automate resource management
  • Combine critical features like VMotion, Fault Tolerance, and Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) for a safe and robust platform to improve availability and uptime

VMware vSphere Enterprise includes:

  • VMware Hypervisor or VMware ESX hypervisor architectures (deployment-time choice, VMware recommends Hypervisor)
  • VMFS (Virtual Machine File System)
  • 8-way Virtual SMP
  • VMware vCenter Server Agent
  • VMware vStorage APIs / VMware Consolidated Backup (VCB)
  • VMware Update Manager
  • VMware High Availability (HA)
  • VMware vStorage Thin Provisioning
  • VMware VMotion™
  • VMware Hot Add
  • VMware Fault Tolerance
  • VMware Data Recovery
  • VMware vShield Zones
  • VMware Storage VMotion
  • VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS)
  • VMware Distributed Power Management (DPM)

Consolidation and Availability - Convert Physical System to Virtual Machines, Leverage Live Migration (vMotion), and Enable High Availability (HA)

Continuous Availability - Fault Tolerance (FT) for Applications

Automated Resource Management - Deliver Load Balancing (DRS), Power Management (DPM), and Live Storage Migration (Storage vMotion) without Manual Intervention

  Standard Enterprise Enterprise Plus
Server consolidation and no planned downtime Powerful & efficient resource management Policy-based datacenter automation
Product Components      
Processor Entitlement
Per 1 CPU Per 1 CPU Per 1 CPU
vRAM Entitlement
32GB 64GB 96GB
vCPU Entitlement
8-way 8-way 32-way
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Centralized Management Compatibility      
vCenter Server Foundation
vCenter Server Standard
vCenter Server Foundation
vCenter Server Standard
vCenter Server Foundation
vCenter Server Standard
Product Features      
Virtual Serial Port Concentrator
Hot Add
Storage APIs for Multipathing
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