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Comparison of product offerings for vSphere 4.x and VMware Infrastructure 3.x (1010579)

Purpose

This article provides a comparison of product offerings across vSphere and VMware Infrastructure.

Resolution

This table provides a comparison of the product offerings for vSphere and VMware Infrastructure 3.x.
 
Note: Any information found on the product page for vSphere supersedes any information provided here. This information is provided as a best effort comparison only. For the most accurate and update to information about vSphere, see http://www.vmware.com/products/vsphere/.
 

 

Product Suite

Features

VMware Infrastructure Foundation

ESX 3.5

VirtualCenter Agent

Update Manager

vSMP

VCB

VMFS

VMware Infrastructure Standard 3.x

ESX 3.5

VirtualCenter Agent

Update Manager

vSMP

VCB

VMFS

High Availability

VMware Infrastructure Enterprise

ESX 3.5

VirtualCenter Agent

Update Manager

vSMP

VCB

VMFS

High Availability

DRS

vMotion

Storage vMotion

vSphere 4.x Essentials

Update Manager

Thin Provisioning

VirtualCenter Agent

4-way vSMP

vStorage APIs for Data Protection

ESXi or ESX 4.x

vCenter Server for Essentials (up to 3 servers)

vSphere 4.x Essentials Plus

Update Manager

VirtualCenter Agent

Thin Provisioning

4-way vSMP

vStorage APIs for Data Protection

ESXi or ESX 4.x

vCenter Server for Essentials (up to 3 servers)

Data Recovery

High Availability

vMotion
(only in vSphere 4.1)

vSphere 4.x Standard

Thin Provisioning

High Availability

Update Manager

vStorage APIs for Data Protection

VirtualCenter Agent

Data Recovery (only in vSphere 4.1
Update 1)

4-way vSMP

ESXi or ESX 4.x

6 Physical Cores/CPU 256GB Physical Memory

vMotion
(only in vSphere 4.1)

vSphere 4.x Advanced

vShield Zones

Data Recovery

Fault Tolerance

Hot Add

VMotion

Thin Provisioning

High Availability

Update Manager

vStorage APIs for Data Protection

VirtualCenter Agent

4-way vSMP

ESXi or ESX 4.x

12 Physical Cores/CPU 256GB Physical Memory

vSphere 4.x Enterprise

DRS/DPM

Storage VMotion

vShield Zones

Data Recovery

Fault Tolerance

Hot Add

VMotion

Thin Provisioning

High Availability

Update Manager

vStorage APIs for Data Protection

vStorage APIs for Multipathing

vStorage APIs for Array Integration

VirtualCenter Agent

4-way vSMP

ESXi or ESX 4.x

6 Physical Cores/CPU 256GB Physical Memory

vSphere 4.x Enterprise Plus

Host Profiles

Distributed Switch

DRS/DPM

Storage VMotion

vShield Zones

Data Recovery

Fault Tolerance

Hot Add

VMotion

Thin Provisioning

High Availability

Update Manager

vStorage APIs for Data Protection

vStorage APIs for Multipathing

vStorage APIs for Array Integration

VirtualCenter Agent

8-way vSMP

ESXi or ESX 4.x

12 Physical Cores/CPU 256GB Physical Memory

 

Additional Information

For information on vSphere 5 licensing editions, see Product Offerings for vSphere 5 (2001113).

See Also

Request a Product Feature

To request a new product feature or to provide feedback on a VMware product, please visit the Request a Product Feature page.

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