vSphere Enterprise. Want Plus with that?
So there were a bunch of unconfirmed plans last year (2009!) that VMware might be getting rid of the Enterprise edition of vSphere in favor of the more
expensive feature rich Enterprise Plus. I think there was a lot of push back from customers and VMware issued a stay of execution for Enterprise licensing. Sort of. Looks like the current stance is that EXISTING customers with up to date subscriptions for VMware 3.5 Enterprise licenses can renew/upgrade to VI4 Enterprise licenses but NEW customers or NEW licenses only have the Enterprise Plus option. Enterprise without plus is not an option for new licenses. If you are confused, then this chart probably won’t help much. 🙂