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Product offerings for vSphere 6.0 (2109507)

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This article provides a list of features associated with the various licensing editions in vSphere 6.0.


This table lists the features associated with the various editions in vSphere 6:

Essentials Essentials Plus Standard Enterprise Enterprise Plus
vSphere 6.0 6 .0 6 .0 6 .0 6.0 EOA (June 30th, 2016) 6 .0
Maximum virtual SMP 8 128 128 128 128 128
Thin Provisioning
Update Manager
vStorage APIs for Data Protection
vCenter agent for VMware host
Storage APIs
vSphere API
vRealize Operations Foundation See KB (2108695) See KB (2108695) See KB (2108695) See KB (2108695) See KB (2108695)
vSphere High Availability
vSphere Data Protection
vSphere vMotion Cross vSwitch Cross vSwitch Cross vSwitch Cross vSwitch
vSphere Storage vMotion
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for VMware EOA EOA EOA
Shared Smart Card Reader
Hot Add / Hot-Pluggable virtual HW
vShield Endpoint
vSphere Replication
vSphere Fault Tolerance 2-vCPU 2-vCPU 4-vCPU
vSphere DRS
MPIO / Third-Party Multi-pathing
Remote Virtual Serial Port Concentrator
vSphere Storage APIs for Array Integration
Distributed Power Management (DPM)
vSphere Distributed Switch
vSphere Host Profiles
vSphere Storage I/O Control & Network I/O Control
Direct Path vMotion
vSphere Storage DRS
vSphere vMotion Metro
vSphere Auto Deploy
vSphere View Accelerator
Big Data Extensions
Reliable Memory
Flash Read Cache
Virtual Volumes      
Storage Policy-Based Management      
NVIDIA GRID vGPU          

See Also

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