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How is it licensed to handle ESX hosts, vCenter and vShpere?  I'm looking into ver 5.

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All licensed by p-CPU(physical) for the most part.  vCenter it self is licensed by install.  You will likely only need one per data center unless you have more than 1000 hosts or 10000 powered on VMs.

http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/vsphere_pricing.pdf
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if you are starting out, you could purchase VMware vSphere Essentials Kits

this includes

1 x vCenter Server License for up to 3 hosts (Max)
3 x VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) hosts, 2 CPU per Server.

It retails for approx $500, and is the easiest and cheapest way to license VMware vSphere 5.1.

See here

http://store.vmware.com/store/vmwde/en_GB/buy/productID.234152800

To Compare here

http://www.vmware.com/products/datacenter-virtualization/vsphere/compare-kits.html

It depends on what features you require.
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Just remember with the essentials kits you cannot add a 4 host ever without purchasing vCenter standard.  And you don't want to buy anything less than Essentials Plus as the bare essentials has no vMotion or HA, two of the most essentials reason to virtualize other than consolidation.
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You can only use vMotion or VMware HA if you have Shared Storage! e.g. a SAN or NAS
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5.1 no longer requires shared storage to vMotion!  Awesome new feature.
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Not right now,  I'll close the question for now
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