Can anyone help me out? At several blogs I’ve read that Hyper-V is available with clustering and quick migration for only a fraction of the costs compared to VMware. I was just browsing the internet and stumbled upon the following:
Windows 2008 Enterprise: $3,999 with 25 CALs
The System Center Server Management Suite Enterprise Edition’s price is $1,290.
Comprehensive solution for end-to-end management of physical and virtual server environments that includes the Enterprise Server management licenses for Operations Manager 2007, Configuration Manager 2007, and Data Protection Manager 2007; the license for Virtual Machine Manager 2007; and, rights to manage an unlimited number of operating system environments on a single server.
So Window 2008 Enterprise with Hyper-V $3,999. VMware Enterprise which includes VMotion and HA will cost you $5,750.
System Center Enterprise will cost you $1,290. VMware VirtualCenter will cost you $4,995.
So do you need a System Center Enterprise license for every Hyper-V host you want to manage?