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ThinkServer Virtualization Solutions

VMware vSphere 5

VMware vSphere is the industry-leading virtualization platform for building cloud infrastructures that enables users to run business critical applications with confidence and respond faster to their business. vSphere accelerates the shift to cloud computing for existing datacenters, while also underpinning compatible public cloud offerings paving the way for the only hybrid cloud model. With over 250,000 customers worldwide and the support of over 2500 applications from more than 1400 ISV partners, VMware vSphere is the trusted platform for any application.

  • Consolidate and optimize IT hardware — vSphere enables IT organizations to delay costly and disruptive datacenter expansion projects by making it possible to consolidate 15 or more virtual machines on a single physical server without sacrificing performance or throughput.
  • Improve business continuity — vSphere helps organizations reduce the cost and complexity of business continuity and disaster recovery with always-on IT capabilities and layered protection against service outages and data loss.
  • Streamline IT operations — vSphere lowers operational overhead and dramatically simplifies the management of large, geographically distributed development, quality assurance, and production IT environments.
  • Deliver IT as a service — vSphere is the only virtualization platform that gives customers the power to realize the benefits of cloud computing while maintaining security, compliance and complete control over corporate assets.

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VMWare vSphere 5 Editions Chart

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ThinkServer VMware solutions are compatible with RD330, RD430, RD530, RD630 and TS430.

VMware Virtualization Choices for ThinkServer

Part # VMware vSphere 5 Standard
0C19593 VMware vSphere 5 Standard Acceleration Kit for 6 processors with 1 year subscription support
0C19594 VMware vSphere 5 Standard Acceleration Kit for 6 processors with 3 year subscription support
0C19595 VMware vSphere 5 Standard for 1 processor with 1 year subscription support
0C19596 VMware vSphere 5 Standard for 1 processor with 3 year subscription support
Part # VMware vSphere 5 Enterprise
0C19581 VMware vSphere 5 Enterprise Acceleration Kit for 6 processors with 1 year subscription support
0C19582 VMware vSphere 5 Enterprise Acceleration Kit for 6 processors with 3 year subscription support
0C19583 VMware vSphere 5 Enterprise for 1 processor with 1 year subscription support
0C19584 VMware vSphere 5 Enterprise for 1 processor with 3 year subscription support
Part # VMware vSphere 5 Enterprise Plus
0C19585 VMware vSphere 5 Enterprise Plus Acceleration Kit for 6 processors with 1 year subscription support
0C19586 VMware vSphere 5 Enterprise Plus Acceleration Kit for 6 processors with 3 year subscription support
0C19587 VMware vSphere 5 Enterprise Plus for 1 processor with 1 year subscription support
0C19588 VMware vSphere 5 Enterprise Plus for 1 processor with 3 year subscription support
Part # VMware vSphere 5 Essentials kit & Essentials Plus kit
0C19589 VMware vSphere 5 Essentials Kit for 3 hosts (Max 2 processors per host) with 1 year subscription support
0C19590 VMware vSphere 5 Essentials Kit for 3 hosts (Max 2 processors per host) with 3 year subscription support
0C19591 VMware vSphere 5 Essentials Plus Kit for for 3 hosts (Max 2 processors per host) with 1 year subscription support
0C19592 VMware vSphere 5 Essentials Plus Kit for for 3 hosts (Max 2 processors per host) with 3 year subscription support
Part # VMware vSphere 5 Essentials kit & Essentials Plus kit
0C19589 VMware vSphere 5 Essentials Kit for 3 hosts (Max 2 processors per host) with 1 year subscription support
0C19590 VMware vSphere 5 Essentials Kit for 3 hosts (Max 2 processors per host) with 3 year subscription support
0C19591 VMware vSphere 5 Essentials Plus Kit for for 3 hosts (Max 2 processors per host) with 1 year subscription support
0C19592 VMware vSphere 5 Essentials Plus Kit for for 3 hosts (Max 2 processors per host) with 3 year subscription support

VMware vSphere 5 With Operations Management

vSphere with Operations Management combines the world’s leading virtualization platform with best-in-class management capabilities. This new solution enables users to gain operational insight into a vSphere environment while optimizing capacity. As vSphere environments continue to grow, users need proactive management that can deliver monitoring, performance and capacity information at a glance. This detailed analysis enables users to get the most out of the virtualization platform by reclaiming unused capacity, rightsizing virtual machines, improving utilization and helping to increase consolidation ratios. Supporting more than 3,000 applications from more than 1,650 ISV partners, vSphere provides the broadest choice for virtualizing business-critical applications.

  • Improve application performance and business continuity – vSphere with Operations Management supports even the most resource-intensive applications to guarantee SLAs and availability. It reduces the cost and complexity of managing business continuity and disaster recovery with always-on IT capabilities and layered protection against service outages and data loss.
  • Simplify IT operations at a lower cost – vSphere with Operations Management lowers operational overhead and dramatically simplifies the management of development, quality assurance and production IT environments that are large and geographically distributed.
  • Gain operational insight – vSphere with Operations Management enables IT to respond to performance trends proactively. It collects and analyzes performance data, correlates abnormalities and identifies the root cause of building performance issues.
  • Optimize capacity – vSphere with Operations Management makes it easier to manage and optimize capacity planning. Unused virtual machines can be reclaimed, and underprovisioned virtual machines can be right-sized, helping to make the most efficient use of resources.

vSphere with Operations Management is available in three editions—Standard, Enterprise and Enterprise Plus—and in several vSphere with Operations Management Acceleration Kits.

vSphere with Operations Management Choices for ThinkServer

Part # VMware vSphere 5 Standard with Operations Management
0C19597 VMware vSphere 5 Standard with Operations Management Acceleration Kit for 6 processors with 1 year subscription support
0C19598 VMware vSphere 5 Standard with Operations Management Acceleration Kit for 6 processors with 3 year subscription support
0C19599 VMware vSphere 5 Standard with Operations Management for 1 processor with 1 year subscription support
0C19600 VMware vSphere 5 Standard with Operations Management for 1 processor with 3 year subscription support

VMware vCenter

VMware vCenter Server provides a centralized and extensible platform for managing virtual infrastructure. VMware vCenter Server, formerly VMware VirtualCenter, manages VMware vSphere environments allowing IT administrators simple and automated control over the virtual environment to deliver infrastructure with confidence.

  • Provides centralized control and visibility at every level of virtual infrastructure
  • Delivers the security and availability of vSphere through automated proactive management
  • Empowers a broad partner ecosystem to extend virtualization capabilities

VMware vCenter

Consistently meeting business critical application SLAs requires automated proactive management to maximize VMware vSphere’s capabilities. Key capabilities enabled by VMware vCenter Server include vSphere vMotion, Distributed Resource Scheduler, High Availability and Fault Tolerance. vCenter Orchestrator also gives administrators the ability to create and easily implement best practice workflows.

With automated proactive management, VMware vCenter Server allows service levels to be met by dynamically provisioning new services, balancing resources, and automating high availability. Automated proactive management enables.

Expand Capabilities with Extensible Platform

VMware vCenter Server’s open plug-in architecture supports a broad range of additional capabilities from VMware and its partners. Hundreds of VMware partners integrate with vCenter Server enabling new capabilities such as capacity management, compliance management, business continuity, and storage monitoring. The vCenter Server APIs also allow integration of physical and virtual management tools, using their choice of enterprise management tools to connect to vCenter Server.

VMware vCenter Software Choices for ThinkServer

Part # VMware vCenter Server
0C19575 VMware vCenter Server 5 Foundation for vSphere up to 3 hosts (Per Instance) with 1 year subscription support
0C19576 VMware vCenter Server 5 Foundation for vSphere up to 3 hosts (Per Instance) with 3 year subscription support
0C19577 VMware vCenter Server 5 Standard for vSphere 5 (Per Instance) with 1 year subscription support
0C19578 VMware vCenter Server 5 Standard for vSphere 5 (Per Instance) with 3 year subscription support
0C19579 VMware vCenter Server Heartbeat 6 for 1 vCenter Server with 1 year subscription support
0C19580 VMware vCenter Server Heartbeat 6 for 1 vCenter Server with 3 year subscription support

Whether you need to deliver updates to your workforce or perform IT maintenance, ThinkServer addresses your virtualization needs. Learn how leading industry partners like Citrix ® trust ThinkServer rack server solutions for their virtual desktop deployments.