vcenter over more locations

Hi Experts,

I have now 3 datacenter in different locations.
On the first one I have a vmware datacenter.
Now I gonna build a second one.
Is it possible to have just one vcenter over all locations ?
Or do I need a vcenter server in each datacenter ?
Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAsked:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
You can have a single vCenter Server to manage ALL hosts.

BUT check the Latency of the links, between vCenter Server and the Hosts, as vCenter Server and the Hosts needs to heartbeat and communicate regularly.
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
ok I see, the latenzy is between 1-5 ms.

I have now one data-center with 3 hosts in one vmware cluster.
For the second data-center I have bought from DELL a VRTX with two hosts.

What do you think is the best setup ?
Should I put all hosts in cluster ?
Or is it better to create a seperate cluster just for the two hosts ?
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
an error poped up...

this edition is just for 3 hosts :-(
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
If you have vSphere Essentials, you will only be licensed for three hosts.

You will need to purchase vSphere Standard per CPU per Host, and a copy of vCenter Server Standard.
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
ok I see.
do they also have an upgrade scenario ?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
You will need to discuss that with your VMware Account Manager, as vSphere Essentials is not usually upgradeable!
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
Thanks master.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
no problems.
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