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What are the differance between VMWare Versions?

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Hello,

I'm learning about virtualization and I'm confused on the free versions of VMware and the license versions. Which are free and which are not? What are the differances and benefits of a purchase version?

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nimdatx
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The hypervisor is the same.  The difference lies with the features and support you get when paying for a license.  Advanced features such as vCenter server, HA, DRS, vMotion, svMotion, Fault Tolerance, SMP, DMP, Nexus 1000v, Converter and others are part of the paid licensing package.  

Essentially, you get the same exact product in the free version, you just don't get all the bells and whistles that go along with it and really make it a datacenter level infrastructure.
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Here is a comparison between ESX/ESXi:
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1023990

vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) is the free version; there is also Vmware Workstation (not free), VMware Server (free), and VMware Player (free). There are really no docs/KBs to differentiate the differences between those 3 though.

Here's also a good comparison matrix of ESX/ESXi 'feature sets' between "Kits":
http://www.vmware.com/products/vsphere/buy/small_business_editions_comparison.html

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The main benefits of paid versions of ESXi/ESX is b/u capability. With paid versions, you also have admin features such as template & clone creation, converter tool, etc. Depending on the "kit" purchased, you can utilize more advanced functionality as "BloodRed" states such as HA, DRS, VMotion, sVMotion, etc.

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I attached two documents which gives u elaborate description:
vsphere-pricing.pdf
vdifference.pdf
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Check out this thread for resources - all the resources you need should be there:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/VMWare/Q_26510943.html
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All provided great information.

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nimdatx
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