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VMware vCenter Cookbook by Konstantin Kuminsky

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Choosing the right vSphere and vCenter editions

The vCenter edition required for a particular environment is very much determined by the vSphere edition in use. The vSphere edition in turn is chosen based on the size of the environment and features that will be used.

How to do it...

To choose the vCenter edition that's right for your environment you need to:

  1. Determine the vSphere features required.
  2. Choose the vSphere edition based on environment size, features required, and growth expected.
  3. Select the vCenter edition if it's not included in the chosen vSphere edition.

vSphere editions

A vSphere license can be bought as part of a kit or separately. Kits include a vCenter license while other vSphere editions require a separate vCenter license. When choosing ...

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