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Can vCenter Server 5 Essentials run vSphere 5 Enterprise Plus?

Posted on 2016-07-19
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Hey guys & gals,

Can vCenter Server 5 Essentials run vSphere 5 Enterprise Plus?

Thanks!
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
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Can vCenter Server 5 Essentials run vSphere 5 Enterprise Plus?

I'm afraid not.

vCenter Server Essentials is a  basic license, which can only manage up to 3 ESXi hosts, which are licensed for essentials.

To manage vSphere 5 Enterprise Plus, you would need to upgrade to vCenter Server Standard.

see editions here

http://www.vmware.com/products/vsphere.html#compare
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Thank you, Andrew.
So, even if I add two more ESXi Essentials hosts, the vCenter Server is limited to only 3?
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Correct, you can only manage a maximum of 3 hosts using a basic Essentials license, or Essentials Plus, that's why it's so inexpensive, it's designed as a starter version of vSphere.
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One more scenario, Andrew.
If I add a vCenter Server Standard, can it manage the vSphere Essentials Plus hosts?
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If I add a vCenter Server Standard, can it manage the vSphere Essentials Plus hosts?

Yes, but it cannot managed Essential hosts.

If you are now moving beyond 3 hosts and essentials, it's time to upgrade to a larger versions.
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