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Overview:

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VMware vSphere® is the industry leading compute virtualization platform

vSphere 7 has been rearchitected with native Kubernetes for application modernization. Developers can’t afford infrastructure that slows them down – businesses rely on developers to rapidly develop and deploy applications to accelerate digital transformation. On the other hand, IT teams are challenged to deliver modern infrastructure that supports modern container-based application development, including the services and tools to build new applications.

vSphere 7 provides an enterprise platform for both traditional applications as well as modern applications – so customers and partners can deliver a developer-ready infrastructure, scale without compromise and simplify operations.

  • Deliver Developer-ready Infrastructure: IT teams can use existing vSphere environments to set up an Enterprise-grade Kubernetes infrastructure at a rapid pace (within one hour), while enabling enterprise-class governance, reliability, and security. After this one-time setup, vSphere with Tanzu enables a simple, fast and self-service provisioning of Tanzu Kubernetes clusters within a few minutes1 . Aligning DevOps teams and IT teams is critical to the success of modern application development; to bring efficiency, scale and security to Kubernetes deployments and operations. vSphere with Tanzu brings agile cloud operations to the IT admin to enable this transition into the role of Cloud Admin or SRE by delivering agility in day to day IT operations related to Kubernetes infrastructure.
  • Scale Without Compromise: vSphere can scale your infrastructure to meet the demands of highperformance applications and memory intensive databases including SAP HANA and Epic Caché Operational Database to name a few. With vSphere 7, a vSphere cluster can now support 50% more hosts compared to previous releases.
  • Simplify Operations: Simplified operations are delivered through key capabilities of vSphere 7 including elastic AI/ML infrastructure for sharing resources, simplified lifecycle management and intrinsic security across your hybrid cloud infrastructure.

Key Benefits

Deliver Developer-Ready Infrastructure

  • Drop-in Enterprise grade Kubernetes to existing vSphere infrastructure within an hour
  • TKG service enables self-service provisioning of Kubernetes clusters within a few minutes and simplified operations of cloud native workloads
  • Application focused management allows IT admins to implement policy for namespaces, and manage access and quota allocation for developers

Scale Without Compromise

  • Industry leading Monster VMs scale up to 24TB and 768vCPUs
  • Increased cluster scale to support up to 96 hosts per cluster

Simplify Operations

  • vSphere Ideas® to capture customer feedback and feature requests
  • vCenter connect® to manage onpremises and off-premises (cloud providers) servers using a single interface

Features and Capabilities:

  • TKG Service2: Run the Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Service directly on vSphere to simplify operation of Kubernetes on-premises by putting cloud native constructs at the IT Admin’s fingertips. TKG allows IT admins to manage consistent, compliant and conformant Kubernetes, while providing developers self-service access to infrastructure. vSphere with Tanzu enables a simple, fast and self-service provisioning of Tanzu Kubernetes clusters within a few minutes
  • Drop-in to Existing Infrastructure2: Quickly deploy Kubernetes workloads on existing infrastructure with enterprise-grade governance, reliability and security. Leverage existing networking infrastructure (or BYO networking) using vSphere Distributed Switch's (VDS) centralized interface to configure, monitor and administer switching access for VMs and Kubernetes workloads. Deploy existing block and file storage infrastructure (BYO storage) for containerized workloads. Choose your own L4 load balancing solution using HAProxy (commercial support offered directly by HAProxy) for Tanzu Kubernetes clusters.
  • Application focused management2: Kubernetes makes vSphere better by providing DevOps teams (Platform Operators and SREs) with self-service access to infrastructure through Kubernetes APIs. vSphere makes Kubernetes better by empowering IT admins to use vCenter Server skills/tools to operate modern applications, alongside VMs, using namespaces as a unit of management. This is referred to as ‘application focused management’. Using application focused management, IT admins can use vCenter Server to observe and troubleshoot Tanzu Kubernetes clusters alongside VMs, implement role-based access and allocate capacity to developer teams.
  • Monster VMs: Deliver industry leading scale through Monster VMs designed for SAP HANA and Epic Cache Operational Database. Improve performance and scale for Monster VMs to support your large scale up environments. Scale up to 24TB memory and support up to 768 vCPUs through Monster VMs, leaving other hypervisor vendors far behind in the category. Speed-up the ESXi scheduler and co-scheduling logic for large VMs using selective latency sensitivity setting for workloads, removal of bottlenecks in vCPU sleep/wakeup paths and a reduced memory overhead.
  • Cluster scale enhancements: Expand the number of hosts per cluster by 50% to support a total of 96 hosts per cluster, compared to previous releases.
  • vLCM enhancements: Simplify software upgrades, patching and firmware updates for vSphere, vSAN and NSX-T with a single tool. vLCM will also monitor for desired image compliance continuously and enable simple remediation in the event of any compliance drift.
  • vSphere Ideas®: Submit feature requests right from the vSphere Client UI, track the status of the feature requests and look at all the other feature requests submitted by other users to vote for them, through the Ideas portal.
  • vCenter connect®: Manage on-premises and off-premises (cloud providers) vCenter Servers in a single interface using the any to any vCenter connect capability.

Compare:

Compare vSphere Editions


Product Features Standard Enterprise Plus

Next-Gen Infrastructure Image Management

Manage infrastructure images to patch, update or upgrade ESXi clusters using a desired state model (NEW)

X

X

vCenter Server Profiles

Desired state config management capabilities for vCenter Server. It helps the user to define/validate/apply configuration for multiple vCenter Servers (NEW)

vCenter Server STD

vCenter Server Update Planner

Manage the compatibility & interoperability for vCenter Server for upgrade scenarios. We will allow users to generate the interoperability & pre-checks report, which will help them plan for upgrades (NEW)

X

Content Library

Added administrative control and versioning support. Provides simple and effective centralized management for virtual machine templates, virtual appliances, ISO images and scripts.

X

X

APIs for Storage Awareness

X

X

Storage APIs for Array Integration, Multipathing

Improves performance, reliability, and scalability by leveraging efficient array-based operations and third-party storage vendor multipath software capabilities

X

X

Distributed Switch™

Centralizes provisioning, administration, and monitoring by using cluster-level network aggregation.

X

Host Profiles and Auto Deploy™

Captures host-level configuration settings and saves them as a template to configure other vSphere hosts. Monitors hosts for configuration changes and automatically alerts vSphere administrators if a host falls out of compliance.

X

Virtual Volumes™

Virtualizes external storage (SAN and NAS) and provides VM-aware, policy-based storage management through vCenter.

X

X

Identity federation with ADFS

Secure access and account management (NEW)

X

X

vSphere Trust Authority

Remote attestation for sensitive workloads (NEW)

X

TPM 2.0 Support & Virtual TPM

Supports TPM 2.0 hardware modules and adds a virtual TPM device to shield guest OS from Operator or in-guest attacks.

X

X

FIPS 140-2 Compliance & TLS 1.2 Support Default Enhanced security compliance

X

X

Virtual Machine Encryption

Data-at-rest encryption for virtual machine data and disks

X

Support for MSFT VBS

Supports Windows 10 and Windows 2016 security features, like Credential Guard, on vSphere

X

X

Per-VM Enhanced vMotion Compatibility

Allows seamless migration across different CPUs across the hybrid cloud by persisting the EVC mode per-VM during migrations across clusters and during power cycles.

X

X

Instant Clone

Reduces provisioning times, especially beneficial for VDI applications

X

X

vSphere Bitfusion

Delivery of AI/ML infrastructure applications using GPUs.

X

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Distributed Resource Scheduler™(DRS)

Redesigned with a more workload centric approach, DRS balances resources allocated to workloads in a vSphere cluster; versus the previously used cluster-wide deviation model; also resulting in an improved cycle time.

X

Storage DRS™

Automated load balancing now looks at storage characteristics to determine the best place for a given virtual machine’s data when it is created and used overtime.

X

Distributed Power Management™ (DPM)

Optimizes power consumption by turning off hosts during periods of reduced demand.

X

Storage Policy-Based Management

Allows common management across storage tiers and dynamic storage class-of-service automation via a policy-driven control plane

X

X

I/O Controls (Network and Storage)

Prioritizes storage and Network access by continuously monitoring I/O load of a storage volume and over the network, and dynamically allocating available I/O resources to virtual machines according to business needs.

X

Single Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV) Support

Allows one PCI Express (PCIe) adapter to be presented as multiple separate logical devices to virtual machines. Allows users to offload I/O processing and reduce network latency.

X

vSphere Persistent Memory

Leverages Persistent Memory to get DRAM like performance with flash like prices.

X

NVIDIA GRID vGPU

Enables native 2D and 3D graphics performance for virtual machines. Supports multiple vGPUs per VM

X

Proactive HA

Receive server health information and migrate virtual machines from degraded hosts before problems occur.

X

Accelerated Graphics for Virtual Machines

X

Dynamic DirectPath IO

Support for vGPU and DirectPath I/O initial VM placement

X

vSphere Hypervisor

Provides a robust, production-proven, high-performance virtualization layer

X

X

vMotion®

Enables live migration of virtual machines with no disruption to users or loss of service, eliminating the need to schedule application downtime for planned server maintenance. The recent enhancements in vMotion logic provides non-disruptive operations, irrespective of the size of VMs, specifically for large and mission critical workloads.

X

X

vCenter Hybrid Linked Mode

Enables unified visibility and management across on-premises vCenter and vCenter on a vSphere enabled cloud such as VMware Cloud™ on AWS.

vCenter Server STD

vCenter Server STD

vSMP

Virtual symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) enables virtual machines to have multiple virtual CPUs

X

X

High Availability (HA)

Automatically restarts your VMs following physical machine failure

X

X

Storage vMotion®

Avoids application downtime for planned storage maintenance by migrating live virtual machine disk files across storage arrays

X

X

Fault Tolerance

Provides continuous availability of any application in the event of a hardware failure— with no data loss or downtime. For workloads up to 4-vCPU.

2-vCPU

8-vCPU

vShield Endpoint™

Secures virtual machines with offloaded anti-virus and anti-malware solutions, without the need for agents inside the virtual machine.

X

X

vSphere Replication™

Enables efficient, array-agnostic replication of virtual machine data over the LAN or

WAN, and simplifies management by enabling replication at the virtual machine level

X

X

Support for 4K Native Storage

Enhances platform scalability by leveraging high capacity drives. Reduce CAPEX.

X

X

vSphere Quick Boot

Skips hardware initialization steps and dramatically reduces time required for patching and upgrades.

X

X

vCenter® High Availability

Native vCenter Server availability

vCenter Server STD

vCenter Server STD

vCenter Backup and Restore

Native vCenter Server backup and restore

vCenter Server STD

vCenter Server STD

vCenter Server Appliance™ Migration

A tool for single-step migration and upgrade of existing Windows vCenter deployments to vCenter Server Appliance.

vCenter Server STD

vCenter Server STD

vCenter Hybrid Linked Mode

Enables unified visibility and management across on-premises vCenter and vCenter on a vSphere enabled cloud such as VMware Cloud™ on AWS.

X

Cross vCenter Server / Long Distance / Cross Cloud

Cross vCenter Mixed Version Provisioning

Uses different vCenter versions across on-premises and vSphere based public cloud environments, while allowing provisioning operations such as vMotion, Full Clone and Cold Migrate to continue on seamlessly.

vCenter Server STD

vCenter Server STD

Hot and Cold Migration to the Cloud

Supports hot and cold migration of workloads across the hybrid cloud.

X

X

Per VM Enhanced vMotion Compatibility

Allows seamless migration across different CPUs across the hybrid cloud by persisting the EVC mode per-VM during migrations across clusters and during power cycles.

X

X

Product Features Standard Enterprise Plus
Next-Gen Infrastructure Image Management
Manage infrastructure images to patch, update or upgrade ESXi clusters using a desired state model (NEW)
Server consolidation and business continuity Resource management, enhanced application availability and performance

*Includes VMware AppDefense Plug-in for Platinum
**This is AppDefense for Platinum, the SaaS component of vSphere Platinum

Documentation:

Download the VMware vSphere Datasheet (PDF).

Download the VMware vSphere Edition Comparison Datasheet (PDF).

Pricing Notes:

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VMware vSphere 7
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VMware vSphere 7 Standard Support and Subscription
VMware vSphere 7 Standard Basic Support/Subscription, 1 Year
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VMware vSphere 7 Standard Basic Support/Subscription, 3 Years
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VMware vSphere 7 Standard Production Support/Subscription, 1 Year
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VMware vSphere 7 Standard Production Support/Subscription, 3 Years
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