VMware recently announced the new VMware ESXi Management Kit. If you have up to three free ESXi servers deployed and would like to manage them with vCenter Server, this is a great opportunity. Available until April 30 for $995.
The kit includes:
- VMware vCenter Server Foundation
- vCenter Agents for 3 ESXi hosts (2 CPU sockets each host)
- 1 year software subscription
If you are running ESXi without vCenter Server (formerly known as VirtualCenter), you are missing out on some great capabilities, such as:
- VM cloning and template deployment
- Single instance of VI Client to manage all hosts and VMs
- Historical performance data for VMs and hosts
Of course there is much more–give it a try.