VMWare Virtualization

We are Planning to host 9 VM with Linux RHEL Ver 7- 64 Bit  for implementing new application in production environment.

Can an expert tell me the difference between VMware vCenter Server 5 Foundation for vSphere up to 3 hosts (Per Instance) and
VMware vSphere 5 Standard for 1 processor
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Quite simply Foundation can only manage a maximum of 3 hosts. It's a starter edition.

Standard can manage more hosts. (1000).
vensaliAuthor Commented:
3 Hosts means 3 physical servers or 3 VMS
Luis MouraCommented:
Means 3 esxi
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Are you already using VMware?

I ask because RedHat supports it's own type 1 HyperVisor, KVM, and has software to manage it. Since you are using RedHat anyway, it would make sense to use a product that is native to that OS...

Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Foundation edition allows you to manage only 3 VMware vSphere ESXi hosts, unlimited VMs!
Patrick GohEngineerCommented:
VMware vCenter Server 5 Foundation for vSphere up to 3 hosts (Per Instance) :
This license for your vCenter server to manage up to 3 esxi hosts.

VMware vSphere 5 Standard for 1 processor :
This license your esxi server for 1 processor socket only. vSphere is licensed by number of physical processors in your esxi servers. You can run as many vm in your esxi host as you like, as long as the host has sufficient resources.

vCenter Server editions:

vSphere editions:

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