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Implementing VMware vCenter Server by Konstantin Kuminsky

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The VMware licensing model

vCenter Server comes in two editions: Standard and Foundation. Foundation is designed for small- and middle-sized environments and can manage up to three hosts. The Standard edition is for large vSphere deployments.

VMware vCenter Server Foundation edition includes the following capabilities:

  • Management service
  • Database server
  • Inventory service
  • VMware vSphere Clients
  • VMware vCenter APIs and .NET
  • vCenter Single Sign-On

VMware vCenter Server Standard Edition includes all the capabilities of vCenter Server Foundation plus the following capabilities:

  • vCenter Orchestrator: It automates key processes.
  • vCenter Server Linked Mode: It enables a common inventory view across multiple instances of vCenter Server

vCenter Server has to be purchased ...

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