Can you help me with my software licensing question?
I know this is really a off-topic question, but it is so differcult to get a clear picture of the cost of a vSphere setup, you have prices from all direction, when you order a server, or just go to vmware.com and buy the 4 different packages,
So far i've found this; VMware vSphere 4 Essentials $995.00 VMware vSphere 4 Essentials Plus $3700
Does this include the licence for ESXi to be installed on 3 server, with 2 socket CPU's + vCenter to manage them or do I still have to pay for each ESX host licence.
The missleading part is here they stay "1 processor up to X cores for servers with up to 256GB of memory" however how many hosts? http://www.vmware.com/vmwarestore/vsphere_purchaseoptions.html Then in the SMB offer page it says "3 servers with up to 2 processors each" but no mention on how many CPU cores per processor. http://www.vmware.com/vmwarestore/vsphere_smbpurchaseoptions.html
I know this has nothing related to Sysadmin tech stuff, but it's a bugger when your trying to find people this stuff.
Thanks in Advace