VMware vSphere 6 Enterprise Plus

VMware vSphere 6 Enterprise Plus


VMware, Inc.

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You will be able to place an order for this product again in 12 months after the initial order.
The license you will receive with this offering is valid 12 months starting with the 1st of the month the offering was ordered.

Fully featured version, available for download. This product allows for personal use on a single machine, not for use on shared workstations. You must be a student, faculty or staff member of an academic institution to qualify for this offer.

You will be able to place an order for this product again one year after the initial order.

Explore the features of VMware vSphere, the industry-leading server virtualization platform with consistent management that lets you virtualize applications with confidence.



vSphere ESXi
A robust, high-performance virtualization layer that abstracts server hardware resources and makes them shareable by multiple virtual machines.

Distributed Resources Scheduler (DRS)
Aligns compute resources with business priorities through automatic load balancing across hosts. Optimizes power consumption by turning off hosts during lower load periods.

Eliminates application downtime due to planned server maintenance by migrating live virtual machines between hosts, across clusters, distributed switches, vCenter Servers and over long distances of up to 100 ms RTT.

Big Data Extensions
Runs Hadoop workloads on vSphere to achieve higher utilization, reliability and agility.

GRID vGPU brings the full benefit of NVIDIA hardware-accelerated graphics to virtualized solutions.

Management and Operations

Consistent Management
Provides unified and easy-to-use management capabilities purpose-built for vSphere.

Intelligent Operations
Offers better insights with intelligent operations that adapt to your environment.

Operations Automation
Safely automate operations with increased control.

Workload Capacity Optimization
Ensures environments are right-sized based on their workload demands.

vCenter Server
Provides centralized management for the vSphere platform.

vRealize Orchestrator
Lets you assemble workflows using an easy drag-and-drop interface.



High Availability
Delivers high availability across your entire virtualized IT environment without the cost or complexity of traditional clustering solutions.

Fault Tolerance
Provides continuous availability for applications (up to 4-vCPUs) with zero data loss in the event of server failures.

Data Protection
Delivers storage-efficient backups through patented variable-length deduplication, rapid recovery and WAN-optimized replication for DR.

Eliminates third-party replication costs through built-in vSphere replication.


Platform Automation

Auto Deploy
Allows you to deploy and patch vSphere hosts in minutes.

Host Profiles
Lets you create a profile once and then use it to configure multiple vSphere hosts.

Update Manager
Reduces time spent on routine remediation by automating the tracking, patching and updating of vSphere hosts.

Content Library
Manage VM templates, vApps, ISO images and scripts with ease from a central repository.


Cloud API Integration

OpenStack API Integration
Leverage VMware Integrated OpenStack with your existing vSphere expertise and infrastructure to provide developers with OpenStack API's.


vShield Endpoint
Eliminates anti-virus footprints in virtual machines and improves AV scan performance by offloading functions to a security virtual appliance.



Storage DRS
Provides smart virtual machine placement and load-balancing based on I/O latency and storage capacity.

Virtual Volumes
Enables abstraction for external storage (SAN and NAS) devices making them VM-aware.

Storage-Policy Based Management
Allows common management across storage tiers and dynamic storage class of service automation via a policy-driven control plane.

Storage vMotion
Performs non-disruptive storage migration, eliminates virtual machine storage and I/O bottlenecks and frees up valuable storage capacity.

Storage I/O Control
Prioritizes storage access by continuously monitoring I/O storage loads and dynamically allocating available I/O resources to virtual machines according to business needs.

Simplifies virtual machine provisioning and administration with a high-performance cluster file system optimized for virtual machines.

Storage Thin Provisioning
Increases virtual machine storage utilization through dynamic allocation and intelligent provisioning of physical storage capacity.

Storage APIs
APIs enhance storage awareness, data protection and array integration and let you leverage multi-pathing capabilities from third-party storage vendors.

Flash Read Cache
Virtualizes server side flash providing a high performance read cache layer that dramatically lowers application latency.



Network I/O Control
Lets you define priority access to network resources according to established business rules.

Distributed Switch
Centralizes network provisioning, administration and monitoring using data center-wide network aggregation.

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For information on upgrading to vSphere 6.0, visit the vSphere Upgrade Center

vSphere is available standalone or as a part of vCloud Suite. For more information, visit here.

VMware vSphere 6 Enterprise Plus

ESXi, vCenter Server, and vSphere Web Client Version Compatibility

The VMware Product Interoperability Matrix provides details about the compatibility of current and earlier versions of VMware vSphere components, including ESXi, VMware vCenter Server, the vSphere Web Client, and optional VMware products. Check the VMware Product Interoperability Matrix also for information about supported management and backup agents before you install ESXi or vCenter Server.

The vSphere Web Client is packaged with the vCenter Server. You can install the vSphere Client from the VMware vCenter autorun menu that is part of the modules ISO file.

Hardware Compatibility for ESXi

To view a list of processors, storage devices, SAN arrays, and I/O devices that are compatible with vSphere 6.0, use the ESXi 6.0 information in the VMware Compatibility Guide.

Device Compatibility for ESXi

To determine which devices are compatible with ESXi 6.0, use the ESXi 6.0 information in the VMware Compatibility Guide.

Some devices are deprecated and no longer supported on ESXi 6.0. During the upgrade process, the device driver is installed on the ESXi 6.0 host. The device driver might still function on ESXi 6.0, but the device is not supported on ESXi 6.0. For a list of devices that are deprecated and no longer supported on ESXi 6.0, see KB 2087970.

Third-Party Switch Compatibility for ESXi

VMware now supports Cisco Nexus 1000V with vSphere 6.0. vSphere requires a minimum NX-OS release of 5.2(1)SV3(1.4). For more information about Cisco Nexus 1000V, see theCisco Release Notes. As in previous vSphere releases, Ciscso Nexus 1000V AVS mode is not supported.

Guest Operating System Compatibility for ESXi

To determine which guest operating systems are compatible with vSphere 6.0, use the ESXi 6.0 information in the VMware Compatibility Guide.

Virtual Machine Compatibility for ESXi

Virtual machines that are compatible with ESX 3.x and later (hardware version 4) are supported with ESXi 6.0. Virtual machines that are compatible with ESX 2.x and later (hardware version 3) are not supported. To use such virtual machines on ESXi 6.0, upgrade the virtual machine compatibility. See the vSphere Upgrade documentation.

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