VCenter 4 server licensing and limitations
Ive got VMware vsphere essentials license but somehow i cannot make the two VCenter talking to each other for migration and template deployment across two different VCenter.
and so i open up the PDF brochure from VMware for the upgrade to the next level of VCenter where i can use more than three ESXi hosts
my questions are:
1. if i buy vcenter standard edition, from what i know is that the licensing is calculated per CPU sockets and it is already included VCenter mgmt. server forthe ESXi to join ?
2. if i buy the stand alone VCenter Server 4 USD $ 4995 does this means i can join as many ESXi host as possible since the price is just one off ?
my current 2x VSphere Essentials license will become useless after I take either one of those options.
My goal here is to be able to manage more than 3x ESXi hosts within single VCenter which consists of:
ESXi01 2x Intel Quadcore
ESXi02 2x Intel Quadcore
ESXi03 1x Intel Quadcore
ESXi04 2x Intel Hexcore
ESXi05 - 1x Intel Core2Duo
can anyone please help me about this licensing please ?