I have 2 new Identical Servers both running VMWare ESXI 6.5 my plan is to run 4 windows server 2016 Virtual Machines on these Host servers. What i want to confiure is failover so that the servers are redundant. If there is an issue with one ESXI Host machine and lets say it powers off. That the Virtual servers it is running will be picked up by the second Host server. Is there a VMware product that will real time replicate between the 2 hosts with a "heartbeat" so the 2nd server will pick up and become live if the first server goes down?
My question is what VMware product do i need to have this function as mentioned? Vmware HA (high availability)? V-Motion?
Also what licensing will i need to accomplish this? Currently i have a Vsphere essential kit. (not essentials Plus)