What about cold migration from local storage on one host to another?
Any experience with any lowcost, reliable, shared storage options? I dont think they want to open their wallets for a second host nevermind a SAN.
Probably use a Ciscso SSL VPN Client to establish the P2P from home to hosted VMs then RDP. Not liking that?- fine if you have the bandwidth.
VMware vSphere essentials has no upgrade path, the last time we looked, and therefore you would need to purchase vCenter Server Standard, vSphere Standard
Q1. vCenter Server Standard & vSphere Standard
Q2. Yes, this is possible. Depends on the applications, and bandwidth, as RDP is not the best connection protocol.