Someone mentioned (Andrew I think) I should MAKE SURE since i have a dell server to get the dell VMWare and not the VMWare from the VMWare site.
I was asking sales people about this since the install image is on an sdcard in the server...
I'm not totally clear by what they are saying...
Confirmed it is OEM on the server, image and licensing. There is a vCenter plug in that incorporates the management interface of vCenter into OME (OpenManage Essentials, our free management platform). The vCenter plugin however is an add on but not that costly. We can provide a quote to process for the plug in if needed?
Andrew (or whoever it was)... is this what you were talking about? Or were you talking about something different? Looks like this will cost $500 more if we did it.
Also I am a little confused about what they mean by vcenter being in OpenManage essentials.... If it's just a matter of him merging of interfaces I'm not sure I care too much about having to go to two separate interfaces to do different things. I won't be doing an incredible amount of administration on the server once it's all set up.
Also at this point I'm a little bit confused about vcenter versus V sphere.... Does the former replace the latter? Or is it just another layer on top of it?