With the introduction of VMware vSphere, VMware introduces a number of new licensing tiers and bundles that are intended to provide a good fit for every market segment. In this section, I'll explain the different licensing tiers—called editions—and how the various features that I've discussed so far fit into these editions.
Six editions of VMware vSphere are available:
VMware vSphere Essentials
VMware vSphere Essentials Plus
VMware vSphere Standard
VMware vSphere Advanced
VMware vSphere Enterprise
VMware vSphere Enterprise Plus
Each of these six editions features a different combination of features and products included. Table 1.2 lists the different editions and which features and products are included in each edition. ...