A little confused with VMWare products
Looking at getting some costings for VMWare implementation. We will be running 2 physical hosts (both dual CPU) and using a SAN. Would like the go with enterprise so we get all the fluffy bits like HA, vmotion and DRS.
The only thing is confusing me the VCentre manager. It says we need to use this to get the full features of VI3 Enterprise, so why not just include it in VM3 if you cant use most of the enterprise level features without it.
From what I can see, there are two versions of VCentre server. VCentre Server and VCentre Foundation. The only difference being.....
VMware® VirtualCenter Foundation is functionally equivalent
to VMware VirtualCenter, except that it is limited to managing
three nodes of any size. For example, managed instances can
be VMware® Infrastructure 3 Foundation, Standard or Enterprise
and can be on two, four, eight or 16 CPU servers.
I assume as we are only having 2 hosts, we are fine with the max 3 node option. And also....none of our servers have 16 CPUS :)
Am I making sense or talking gibberish. I think I have my head round it but please feel free to tell me Im wrong :)
Below is what we have been quoted so far....
VI-ENT-A - VMware Infrastructure Enterprise Edition for 2 Processors (includes ESX Server 3, VirtualCenter Agent, Virtual SMP, VMFS, Vmotion, HA, DRS, Consolidated Backup, Storage Vmotion, Update Manager, DPM) x 2 £4,300.00
VI-VCMS-A - VMware VirtualCenter Management Server For VMware Infrastructure x 1 £1,999.00
We also have had....
VI-ENT-G-SSS-A - Gold Support/Subscription* for VMware Infrastructure Enterprise for 2 Processors; additive licenses x 2 £1,100.00
VI-VCMS-G-SSS-A - Gold Support/Subscription* for VirtualCenter Management Server for VMware Infrastructure x 1 £455.00
How does that look?
Cheers lads / lasses!