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vSphere 7 edition comparison (feature comparison: Standard, Enterprise Plus)


VSphere 7 is finally announced.
There are two editions (Standard / Enterprise Plus) and the comparison of their functions is described.

Function comparison list (FEATUREs MATRIX)

FEATURE vSphere Standard Enterprise Plus
vSphere Hypervisor o o
vMotion o o
High Availability (HA) o o
vSMP o o
Storage vMotion o o
Fault Tolerance 2-vCPU 8-vCPU
vShield Endpoint o o
vSphere Replication o o
Support for 4K Native Storage o o
vSphere Quick Boot o o
TPM 2.0 Support & Virtual TPM o o
FIPS 140-2 Compliance & TLS 1.2 Support o o
Next-Gen Infrastructure Image Management o o
vCenter Server Profiles - o
(要vCenter Server Standard)
vCenter Server Update Planner - o
Content Library o o
APIs for Storage Awareness o o
Storage APIs for Array Integration Multipathing o o
Distributed Switch - o
Host Profiles and Auto Deploy - o
Virtual Volumes o o
Identify federation with ADFS o o
vSphere Trust Authority - o
Virtual Machine Encryption - o
Support for MSFT VBS o o
Per-VM Enhanced vMotion Compatibility o o
Instant Clone o o
Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) - o
Storage DRS - o
Storage Policy-Based Management o o
I/O Controls (Network and Storage) - o
Single Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV) Support - o
vSphere Persistent Memory - o
Proactive HA - o
Accelerated Graphics for Virtual Machines - o
Dynamic DirectPath IO - o
vCenter Hybrid Linked Mode o (with vCenter Server Standard) o (with vCenter Server Standard)
vCenter High Availability o (with vCenter Server Standard) o (with vCenter Server Standard)
vCenter Backup and Restore o (with vCenter Server Standard) o (with vCenter Server Standard)
vCenter Server Appliance Migration o (with vCenter Server Standard) o (with vCenter Server Standard)
vCenter Hybrid Linked Mode o o
Cross vCenter Mixed Version Provisioning o (with vCenter Server Standard) o (with vCenter Server Standard)
Hot and Cold Migration to the Cloud o o
Per VM Enhanced vMotion Compatibility o o

how to confirm

You can check the list of functions available in each edition here.

As of this writing (as of the end of March 2020) vSphere 7 has not been released, but this information is considered to be quite credible and has been written as an article.

Two vSphere editions

As before, vSphere ESXi is available in two editions

  • Standard Edition Standard features for small to medium environments
  • Enterprise Plus Edition Full function, large scale environment (for very large enterprises)

Enterprise Plus is an edition used by top companies in Japan (about 100 billion in annual sales is one measure).
Because it is a CPU license, we believe that using Enterprise Plus is the best practice to operate an optimal virtualization platform while reducing the number of CPU sockets and the number of servers by adopting a CPU with many cores.
On the other hand, I think that DRS should always be used, and if I do not use DRS, I personally feel that Standard Edition is enough.

You should also be careful when adopting HCI products such as VSAN, Nutanix, SimpliVity, but depending on the storage used, there are some functions (VAAI etc.) that can not be used with Standard Edition, so when selecting a product, vSphere edition We recommend that you pay attention to.

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