VMware vSphere with Operations Management

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Gain insight into virtualized environments using VMware vSphere with Operations Management.

VMware vSphere with Operations Management


Which edition is right for your datacenter?
Selecting the perfect edition of vSphere with Operations Management (vSOM) is simpler than ever. Buying on Dell.com includes 24x7 ProSupport for Software.

Legend: I – Included Features, N – Not Available

EditionsEnterprise Plus
OverviewEnhanced application availability and performance with consistent operations management
Automated RemediationI
Workload Balance PlansI
Rebalance ActionI
Multi-Processor Fault Tolerance4-vCPU
vSphere Replication ™I
Cross-v-Center vMotionI
Long Distance vMotionI
Reliable MemoryI
Big Data Extensions ™I
Virtual Serial Port ConcentratorI
Distributed Resources Scheduler ™ (DRS), Distributed Power Management™ (DPM)I
Storage DRS ™ and Profile-Driven StorageI
Storage and Network I/O ControlI
Single Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV) SupportI
Flash Read Cache ™I
Storage APIs for Array Integration, MultipathingI
Distributed Switch ™I
Content LibraryI
(+ Template Deployment)
Host Profiles and Auto DeployI

The following features are included in all VMware vSphere with Operations Management editions:

  • License Entitlement: Per 1CPU
  • vSphere Performance and Health Monitoring
  • Self-learning performance analytics, and dynamic thresholds
  • Root cause analysis and recommendations
  • Predictive analytics and Smart Alerts
  • Intelligent operations groups and flexible operations policies
  • Comprehensive operations dashboards, and reporting
  • Policy Management
  • Guided Remediation
  • Capacity Metering, Trending, Right-sizing and resource optimization
  • Scenarios, Modeling, Alerting and Reporting
  • Operational Move Actions
  • Capacity Utilization Dashboard
  • vSphere security hardening
  • vMotion
  • High Availability
  • vSphere™ Data Protection
  • vShield™ Endpoint
  • Hot Add
  • Virtual Volumes™
  • Storage-Based Policy Management


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Intelligent operational insight that adapts to your environment

Clear business value

VMware vSphere with Operations Management (vSOM) delivers powerful server virtualization, breakthrough availability, safe automated management and intelligent operational insight that adapts to your environment.

Cloud insight and control
Gain operational insight into your cloud environment to improve availability, performance and capacity utilization. Run business applications confidently to meet the most demanding service level agreements at the lowest TCO.

Freedom of choice from Dell
Use a common, standards-based platform to leverage existing IT assets alongside next-generation IT services. Enhance vSphere through open APIs with solutions from a global ecosystem of leading technology providers.

One call for service and support
With Dell partner support for vSphere with Operations Management and other VMware products, you have a single source of contact for 24x7 technical support.
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Choose Dell’s premium software support service, ProSupport for Software, for 24x7* direct telephone and online access to advanced-level technicians based in your region. Whether you have one office or hundreds around the world, protect your investments with this simple yet flexible approach.
Increased operational insight improves availability, performance and utilization
vSOM provides a clear, comprehensive look at your virtualized environment at the lowest TCO for your cloud and virtualized infrastructure. You can see the big picture and control the details with simplified operations and sophisticated automation.

Backed by Dell
Buying vSphere with Operations Management through Dell includes Dell ProSupport for Software and online access to advanced-level technicians in your area.

Consistent management
vSOM provides unified and easy-to-use management capabilities purpose-built for vSphere.

Intelligent operations and automation

Gain better insights with intelligent operations that adapt to your environment. Safely automate operations with increased control.

vSphere ESXi
A robust, high-performance virtualization layer, vSphere ESXi abstracts server hardware resources and makes them shareable by multiple virtual machines.

Distributed Resources Scheduler (DRS)
DRS aligns compute resources with business priorities through automatic load balancing across hosts. It optimizes power consumption by turning off hosts during lower load periods.

vMotion eliminates application downtime due to planned server maintenance by migrating live virtual machines between hosts and across clusters, distributed switches and vCenter Servers, over long distances of up to 100 ms RTT.