We are uniquely qualified to support customers’ journey to the new era of IT, given our clear leadership in virtualization – the foundation for cloud computing architectures. Through innovation, and by challenging the status quo, VMware has become central to the IT transformation wave taking place in small to large global enterprises, fueling continual growth and investment in further product development.
This is why VMware continues to lead the market in both technology and market share, as cited by Gartner, the most respected analyst firm in the IT industry.
Enabling our Customers:To better servetheir customersFreeing up time and money By Simplifying and Automating IT:InfrastructureProvide efficient, evolutionary path forward for existing and future appsReplacing management wherever possible with automationDevelopmentEnabling new applications, across cloudsNew ways to workEnabling the multi-device, mobile eraIn the Cloud Era:“IT-as-a-service”: Enabling everything to be used with the simplicity of a service, securely, delivered off or on premise
These are our 3 core focus areas – Cloud Infrastructure and ManagementCloud Application PlatformEnd-User ComputingWe are delivering a broad technology and services portfolio to transform how customers build, deliver and consume applications in the Post-PC, cloud era.
We are not in this alone, and in fact have invested heavily since our inception in building out a comprehensive ecosystem of partners to support our customers’ needs. Collectively, we bring the expertise, technology, and services to help every customer achieve their full IT potential.
SLIDE: What is vSphere?VMware vSphere is the industry’s leading virtualization platform. It provides a robust and complete platform for customers to easily virtualize their infrastructure and achieve infrastructure consolidation and CapEx and OpEx savings. vSphere also provides application high-availability and business continuity by intelligently backing up virtual machines, optimizing IT resources and detecting hardware failures. And vSphere makes managing your virtual infrastructure simple with powerful management tools, like vCenter Operations Management Suite and browser-based management with VMware Go.vSphere provides a powerful solution to address customers’ business continuity/disaster recovery requirements, high-availability and SLAs for mission-critical applications. The consolidation, automation, HA and security benefits of vSphere also help simplify IT operations. And with your applications virtualized with vSphere you’re in a position to migrate applications to the cloud if you so choose or build your own private cloud.
The impact to IT can be characterized in 3 categories of resource savings – financial, human, and the earth’s. The first category, Financial Resources, is what attracts most people to virtualization in the beginning – server consolidation. For example, VMware customers have seen on average a 50 to 60 percent cost reduction in server hardware when leveraging VMware technology. Of even bigger impact for some is the ability to delay costly datacenter expansion, because of the reclaimed floor space, power and cooling as a result of these consolidation efforts. The second category is Human Resources, or staff labor. This is all about shifting their focus away from managing hardware, to spending time on business needs. A study of our highly virtualized customer base showed that on average these customers were spending one-third less time on routine administrative tasks in IT operations due to virtualization and the automation achieved with it. That’s a third of your day, everyday, in return capacity. And finally, the Earth’s Resources, which contributes literally to green initiatives. Virtualization in the datacenter has shown the ability to save up to 80% in energy costs. The result of all of these savings can now be applied to the business. And with advances in automation and self-service enablement, IT can dramatically increase its responsiveness to the business.
The savings that come from hardware cost are pretty clear, so let’s look at annual costs of running your servers.If your cost per server is $4,000, that’s $40K a year. If you consolidate this to three servers, that’s $28 in savings.This represents a conservative consolidation ratio (~3:1) typically we see ratios around 8~10.
Customer website: http://centaurfundservices.com/Customer Case Study: http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/customers/10Q2_css_Centaur_UK.pdf?src=WWW_customers_10Q2_css_Centaur_UK.pdfEstablished in 2009, Centaur Fund Services is a fast growing hedge fund administrator providing services to the hedge fund industry. Having worked across a number of larger enterprises in their former careers, the founders of Centaur recognized the importance of IT to their company. Anticipating significant future growth they wanted a ‘future-proof’ IT infrastructure that would give them the flexibility to grow, without a significant initial investment. Establishing a highly resilient IT infrastructure was also crucial as they could not afford to experience downtime, especially while building a reputation with new clients.
Customer website: http://threadneedle.com/Customer Case Study: http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/customers/EMEA_10Q1_uk_cs_Threadneedle_UK.PDF?src=WWW_customers_EMEA_10Q1_uk_cs_Threadneedle_UK.PDFThreadneedle is an award-winning global asset manager, providing investment solutions to institutional and retail clients across the globe. It actively manages £59bn of assets (as at December 2009) from equities and bonds to property and alternative investments. Founded in 1994, Threadneedle is fully-owned by Ameriprise Financial, a publicly quoted investment company that is listed on the NYSE.
Virtualization 101: Everything You Need To Know To Get Started With VMware
Introduction Goals for this session • Gain a fundamental understanding of VMware’s core virtualization technology • Understand the customer benefits of virtualization • Explore how vSphere components work together to form a complete cloud infrastructure platform. • Teach you how to get started today!2
Agenda What Exactly is Virtualization? Who is VMware? What are We Trying to Solve? How Will Virtualization Benefit Me? Getting Started: vSphere Hypervisor and VMware Go3
Agenda What Exactly is Virtualization? Who is VMware? What are We Trying to Solve? How Will Virtualization Benefit Me? Getting Started: vSphere Hypervisor and VMware Go4
Virtualization DefinedVirtualization ● virt·tual·iz-a-tion ● [vur-choo-uhl-iz-ey-shuhn]–noun1. Today’s x86 computer hardware was designed to run a single operating system and a single application, leaving most machines vastly underutilized. Virtualization lets you run multiple virtual machines on a single physical machine, with each virtual machine sharing the resources of that one physical computer across multiple environments. Different virtual machines can run different operating systems and multiple applications on the same physical computer.2. Something only VMware can do well :)5
Virtualization Defined For those more visually inclined… Traditional Architecture Virtual Architecture7
Key Properties of Virtual Machines Partitioning Run multiple operating systems on one physical machine Divide system resources between virtual machines8
Key Properties of Virtual Machines : Continued Partitioning Run multiple operating systems on one physical machine Divide system resources between virtual machines Isolation Fault and security isolation at the VMware hardware level Advanced resource controls preserve performance9
Key Properties of Virtual Machines : Continued Partitioning Run multiple operating systems on one physical machine Divide system resources between virtual machines Isolation VMware Fault and security isolation at the hardware level Advanced resource controls preserve performance Encapsulation Entire state of the virtual machine can be saved to files Move and copy virtual machines as easily as moving and copying files10
Key Properties of Virtual Machines : Continued Partitioning Run multiple operating systems on one physical machine Divide system resources between virtual machines Isolation VMware Fault and security isolation at the hardware level Advanced resource controls preserve performance Encapsulation Entire state of the virtual machine can be saved to files Move and copy virtual machines as easily as moving and copying files Hardware Independence Provision or migrate any virtual machine to any similar or different physical server11
Abstraction + Pooling = Reduced Complexity Traditional View Virtual Infrastructure Exchange File/Print Operating System Operating System Virtual Infrastructure OS Virtualization OS Virtualization CPU Pool Memory Pool SAP ERP Oracle CRM Storage Operating System Operating System Pool OS Virtualization OS Virtualization Interconnect Pool12
Abstraction + Pooling = Reduced Complexity Exchange File/Print Operating System Operating System Virtual Infrastructure CPU Pool Memory Pool SAP ERP Oracle CRM Storage Operating System Operating System Pool Interconnect Pool13
Agenda What Exactly is Virtualization? Who is VMware? What are We Trying to Solve? How Will Virtualization Benefit Me? Getting Started: vSphere Hypervisor and VMware Go14
VMware is the Customer Proven Market Leader Company Overview • $3.77 billion in 2011 revenues • >$4.5 billion in cash and equivalents • 30%+ operating margins • ~11,000 employees worldwide • 5th largest infrastructure software company in the world Proven in the Trenches • 300,000+ VMware customers • 100% of Fortune 100 • 100% of Fortune Global 100 • 99% of Fortune 1000 • 97% of Fortune Global 50015
VMware is the Customer Proven Market Leader Company Overview • $3.77 billion in 2011 revenues • >$4.5 billion in cash and equivalents • 30%+ operating margins • ~11,000 employees worldwide • 5th largest infrastructure software company in theof mid-2011, As world about 81% Proven inof installed VMs are VMware-based the Trenches • 300,000+ Gartner,customers VMware June 2011 • 100% of Fortune 100 • 100% of Fortune Global 100 • 99% of Fortune 1000 • 97% of Fortune Global 500 Source: From Virtualization to Cloud Computing, Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations and Management Summit, June 2011, Thomas Bittman16
Our Mission – Aligns with your Mission Enable Our Customers By Simplifying and Automating IT in the Cloud Era Leading to a Optimizing IT Enabling Greater More Engaged, Efficiency… Business Agility… Productive Workforce Enabling Business Transformation thru IT Transformation18
VMware History – the Road to Cloud Infrastructure Gen 1: Gen 2: Gen 3: Gen 4: Client Hypervisor Server Hypervisor Virtual Infrastructure vSphere Focus is on the application App App App App App App App App App App OS OS OS OS OS OS OS OS OS OS App App App App App VMware Server (GSX) OS OS OS OS OS VIP HOST OS ESX Server Foundation of a Private Cloud VIP Central management Central management via vCenter via vCenter • Higher utilization • Complete OS/App fault • Centralized • Policy-based control of isolation management compute, network, and • Some OS/App fault storage resources isolation • Encapsulation of virtual • Move virtual machines machines while running • Security and fault tolerance • Hardware Independence • Automatic business • Focus is on the application continuity19
Our Focus Empowered, Secure End-User Computing Mobile Workforce Faster Time-to-Market for Modern Cloud Application Platform Applications A More Flexible, Scalable, Efficient Infrastructure Cloud Infrastructure & Management for All Apps Existing Datacenters Public Cloud Services20
VMware in the Leaders Quadrant for x86 Server VirtualizationGartner, Inc. Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure, Thomas J. Bittman, Philip Dawson, Mark Margevicius, George J. Weiss, 30 June 2011.This Magic Quadrant graphic was published by Gartner, Inc. as part of a larger research note and should be evaluated in the context of the entire report. The Gartner report is available upon request from VMware.The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2011 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartners analysis of how certain vendors measureagainst criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant.The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for aparticular purpose. 21
VMware and Our Partner Network… Deep Expertise… Economics of Choice… 2,200+ Technology and 70+ vCloud Consulting Partners Service Providers Collectively committed to achieving transformative business outcomes through continuous innovation and superior technology. Together we have the complementary skills and shared commitment to bring the best expertise and business solutions to each unique customer environment. Leverage Existing Available Resources… Relationships… 25,000+ 59,000+ VMware Channel Partners Certified Professionals22
Broadest Software and Hardware Support in the IndustryOver 1400 ISV Partners Supporting Broadest ISV and IHV Supportover 2500 Applications on VMware Majority ISVs Support VMware SAP and IBM have clear support 10 out of Top 10 statements for running their software on VMware Healthcare ISVs Oracle’s official support policy (Document 10 out of Top 10 ID #249212.1) states they will support Finance ISVs Oracle Databases, applications & middleware virtualized on VMware Microsoft fully supports all leading 5 out of Top 5 applications on VMware (and recently Telecom ISVs extended support for Exchange 2010 DAG) 4 out of Top 5 Broadest x86 Hardware Support Retail ISVs The broadest choice of x86 hardware23
IT Mandate IT will always be pressured to … enable greater business agility, while becoming more efficient.25
IT is Traditionally Forced to Focus on Non-Value-Add Activity IT Investment Overwhelming complexity 5% + Infrastructure Investment Brittle infrastructure = < 30% of IT budgets 23% Application 42% goes to innovation and Investment Infrastructure competitive advantage Maintenance 30% Application Maintenance Business Agility Depends on IT AgilitySource: VMware Fortune 100 Customers 26
Before VMware: The State of at IT Infrastructure Server Sprawl Power & Cooling 36M physical x86 servers by $1 for every $1 spent on 2011— a ten-fold increase servers over 15 years $29 bn in power and $140 bn in excess server cooling industry wide capacity - a 3-year supply Space Crunch Costs Operating Costs $1,000 / sq ft $8 in maintenance for $2,400 / server every $1 spent on new infrastructure $40,000 / rack 20-30 : 1 server-to-admin ratio 1. IDC, U.S. and Worldwide Server Installed Base 2007–2011 Forecast, Doc #207044, May 2007272. IDC, Virtualization And Multicore Innovations Disrupt The Worldwide Server Market, Doc #206035, March 2007 3. Source: VMware
Obviously something isn’t working very well… …so what should we do?28
Agenda What Exactly is Virtualization? Who is VMware? What are We Trying to Solve? How Will Virtualization Benefit Me? Getting Started: vSphere Hypervisor and VMware Go29
Core Benefits 1. Reduce 2. Dramatically 3. Enable Flexible, Agile the Complexity Lower Costs IT Service Delivery to simplify operations to redirect investment into to meet and anticipate the and maintenance value-add opportunities needs of the business Drive IT Agility to Increase Business Value30
How Do I Get Those Benefits?Consolidation - One-time event that moves existing applicationsonto a fewer number of serversContainment - An ongoing effort to virtualize new applicationsand manage growth of existing onesAvailability – Introducing virtualization to increase applicationavailability and data recoverability …there are many more benefits of virtualization
What is vSphere? Industry’s Most Complete and Robust Virtualization Platform vSphere Provides: Infrastructure consolidation and cost savings Application high-availability and business continuity Simple, yet powerful IT management What Does vSphere Solve for Customers? Provides a Powerful Disaster Recovery Strategy Supports Running Mission-Critical Applications Simplifies IT Operations Delivers the Most Flexible Building Block for Leveraging the Cloud
VMware vSphere Platform vCenter Server • High Availability • Fault Tolerance • vShield Zones • vMotion • Hot Add • Security APIs • Storage vMotion • DRS • Data Recovery Application Services Availability Security Scalability VMware vSphere Compute Storage Network Infrastructure Services • Thin Provisioning • Network I/O Control • ESXi Convergence • Storage DRS • Distributed Switch • Auto Deploy • Profile-Driven Storage • DRS • Storage I/O Control • Storage APIs
High AvailabilityDescription:Enables the high availability ofvirtual machines by restarting Xthem on a different vSpherehost in the event of a failureBenefits: Resource Pool• Minimizes downtime and IT service disruption• Reduce cost and complexity compared to traditional clustering
Live Machine Migration with Zero DowntimeDescription:Enables the live migration of virtualmachines from one host to anotherwith continuous service availability.Benefits:• Revolutionary technology that is the basis for automated virtual machine movement• Meets service level and performance goals35
Better Storage Utilization and Efficiency Description: Provisioning storage only based on what is needed now and grow into requested size over time Benefits Benefits: • Eliminate over-allocating storage • Reduce CapEx purchases • More granular controls over storage resources • Easy to convert from virtual disks that were previously thick (Storage vMotion)
Save Time During Disaster Recovery Physical Configure Install Configure Install Start ―Single-step hardware OS OS backup automatic recovery‖ agentVirtual Restore Power 40+ hrs VM on VM < 4 hrsEliminate recovery steps• No operating system re-install or bare-metal recovery• No time spent reconfiguring hardwareStandardize recovery process• Consistent process independent of operating system and hardware
The Results are Transformational Financial Resources Human Resources Earth’s Resources ―Strategically, virtualization leads inexorably down a path toward agility, flexible sourcing and cloud computing.‖ Tom Bittman, Gartner Capital costs reduced by 50% - 60% Average of 33% reduction in routine Delayed data admin time Up to 80% center expansion E.g. provision reduction in Operational costs a server in minutes datacenter reduced by 25%+ energy costs Source: Gartner; 29 July 2010 Q&A: Six Misconceptions About Server Virtualization, Tom Bittman.38
Agenda What Exactly is Virtualization? Who is VMware? What are We Trying to Solve? How Will Virtualization Benefit Me? Getting Started: vSphere Hypervisor and VMware Go40
vSphere Hypervisor - Overview A Free Version of VMware’s Leading ESXi Architecture Partitions a server into virtual machines Reduces hardware, power, and cooling with the performance and features of ESX Plug-and-Play Minimal configuration. Run VMs in minutes OS-Independent, thin architecture Unparalleled security and reliability Full-featured Superior consolidation and scalability Ease of Use Easy to manage with remote tools Free download from vmware.com Simple license upgrade to vSphere editions
Hardware RequirementsServer CPU Minimum: Single socket, dual core CPU Ideal: Dual-socket, 4 or more cores per CPU Memory: Minimum: 2GB Ideal: 8+GB MemoryNetwork Minimum: one NIC, plus one for Management interface Ideal: One for Management Interface plus multiple NICs for VMsStorage Network Local Storage (SATA/SAS): Minimum: one 80GB drive Ideal:2 mirrored drives (only for ESXi Installable) plus 4 RAID5 drives for VMs Storage ESXi 4.0 Installable may be installed on 1GB+ USB 2.0 flash storage device Shared Storage NFS, iSCSI, Fibre Channel: for VM storage ESXi Installable requires local disk or 1 GB+ USB 2.0 flash storage for the hypervisor
Installing vSphere HypervisorvSphere Hypervisor vSphere Hypervisor VMware GoEmbedded Installable • Installed via SD flash or • Load Installer via CD • Go to USB key internal to the or ISO image “go.vmware.com” server • Simple 2-step 1. Register for an account • Distributed with a new procedure: 2. Accept EULA server 1. Accept EULA 3. Walk through • No Installation -- Just 2. Select local drive for installation wizard Turn It On! installation
Installing vSphere Hypervisor: Using VMware GoVMware Go UIvSphere Installation wizard: VMware Go - FREE • Simplified installation with HCL verification • Configuration & management • Installation, HW/SW inventory tracking
Get up and running in Minutes 1. Power on server , which boots into hypervisor 2. Configure Admin Password 3. (optional) Modify network configuration 4. Connect via vSphere Client Point your browser to the configured IP Address Download & Install Windows-based vSphere Client Start vSphere Client and log into host
Interacting with Virtual Machines Virtual Machine Console Or just use standard remote access, e.g. RDP, ssh, etc.
Creating Virtual Machines Use VMware Converter Transfer existing physical servers into virtual machines Import existing VMware and 3rd party virtual images Create from Scratch Specify CPUs (1-4), Memory (1-256 GB), Disks, Network interfaces Load OS from ISO image (over 80 supported OSes) Import a Virtual Appliance Hundreds to choose from on the Virtual Appliance Marketplace Download directly via vSphere Client and deploy on host
Manage Individual VMsControl capabilities • Power on/off • Suspend Captures state of VM to disk Can resume back to same state• Snapshot Makes point-in-time copy of virtual disk(s) Can have multiple snapshots in a tree
Easily Upgrade vSphere Hypervisor vSphere Hypervisor vSphere – Kits or Editions • FREE • Pools of computing resources • Single server partitioning • Centralized management • Production-class hypervisor • Built-in automation, availability and • Advanced server resource manageability management • All Kits or Editions include ESXi, starting at $83 per CPU socket The hypervisor is to Virtual Infrastructure what the engine is to a car, or the BIOS to a PC – an required component, but not the whole solution.
VMware vSphere Deployment Architecture • Deploy ESXi on each host • Add vCenter Server to Centrally manage ESXi hosts • Upgrade license file to vSphere
VMware vSphere Storage Appliance:Delivering shared storage capability to all SMBs Traditional IT Environment VMware vSphere Storage Appliance VSA runs as a virtual machine, with your application workloadsShared storage VSA uses serverhardware provides internal disk – no VSA clusters storagecentralized arrays shared storage across server nodesof storage over a hardwarehigh-speed network required Traditionally shared storage hardware VSA delivers high availability and is required to use high availability and advanced vSphere features to SMBs advanced vSphere features without shared storage hardware53
Simplify Management with vCenter Operations Overview Comprehensive dashboard for infrastructure operations with health, risk and efficiency scores Single tool to manage performance, capacity and configuration changes across entire environment Benefits End-to-end visibility into infrastructure health Proactively ensure quality of service and incident avoidance Optimize for efficiency and cost54
In Summary Virtualization reduces cost, improves high availability, and simplifies operations ESXi is a high performance, enterprise-class hypervisor architecture vSphere Hypervisor can be up and running with VMs in minutes and is available for free. VMware Go can help! vSphere Hypervisor can be upgraded to VMware vSphere to deliver high availability and reduce OpEx and CapEx.
Visibility into Immediate and Potential Future Problems Operations Short and Long Term Capacity• Immediate • Forward problems Looking• What is • Are there happening areas that I right now? should be• What do I concerned need to pay about from a attention to? capacity perspective? • Have I deployed my VI in the most efficient manner? 58
Ducati PROFILE “ We chose VMware as they are the leader in the market. When you choose VMware, you know that you have a solution which is always going to support you.‖ - Daniel Bellini, CIO, DucatiIndustry Automotive ObjectivesHeadquarters Bologna, ItalyEmployees 1,100 •To meet their requirements in terms of growth and compete/win against must larger brands, Ducati needed toAnnual Revenue €403 million find a partner with the capabilities to support them. VMware Solution VMWARE PRODUCTS & SERVICES •Cloud infrastructure has enabled Ducati to link it’s racing and street bike businesses. • VMware vSphere •Ducati’s Cloud is 100% integrated on VMware technology • VMware vCloud Director • VMware View Business Impact •0%-to-98% virtualized in less than 2 years, all with no down time and supporting a 3x increase in production. •Ducati’s IT infrastructure supports the production of 40K bikes per year, and helps them outrace competitors significantly larger.59
Centaur Fund ServicesProfile ―As a start up business, choosing the right IT infrastructure for our business was absolutely crucial. We needed a scalable, resilient and affordable solution... We’re 100% confident we made the right choice in selecting VMware to provide our data center and desktop technology.‖ — Karen Malone, Managing Director Customer Objectives Create a highly resilient and scalable IT infrastructure withoutIndustry Finance significant initial investmentHeadquarters Dublin, Ireland Provide a robust remote working solution to reduce downtimeEmployees 100+ SolutionThe Numbers Deployed vSphere 4 for high availability and enhanced business• 2 data centers in the UK continuity as well as a secure environment for cost effective growth• Manages $200 billion in assets Used View 4 for remote working capability• 100% of server environment virtualized Business Impact Reduced downtime to zeroVMware Products & Services Increased speed of responses to client requests Maximized utilization of servers to reduce capital and operating costs• vSphere 4 Increased ability to access applications remotely• View 460
ThreadneedleProfile ―We have made huge savings across our IT…VMware’s server and desktop virtualization solutions have enhanced the performance and availability of our key business applications and our business continuity and disaster recovery plans have been transformed.‖ — Phil Whittock, Head of Infrastructure Architecture Customer Objectives Maintain high availability for operational and regulatory purposesIndustry Finance Reduce costs and streamline operations by consolidating data centersHeadquarters London, UK Improve security and application delivery for end-usersEmployees 100+ SolutionThe Numbers Deployed VMware virtualization to consolidate data centers and provide high availability for applications• 5 data centers in the UK• Manages £59 billion ($90 billion) in assets Used View to enhance desktop application and remote IT delivery• Achieved 10:1 server consolidation Business Impact Saved 6-figures in cost avoidanceVMware Products & Services Virtualized over 80% of applications to improve delivery Reduced cost of ensuring high availability by 90%• VMware Infrastructure 3 Reduced server provisioning by 3X• View Enhanced overall business agility61
Start Virtualization Today How to get started • vSphere Eval Download link: https://www.vmware.com/tryvmware/?p=vmware-vsphere5- ent&lp=default • vSphere Eval Guide: https://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/products/vsphere/VMware-vSphere- Evaluation-Guide-1.pdf • VMware Hardware Compatibility Guide: http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php?lp=default • vSphere Quick Start Classes: http://www.vmware.com/a/webcasts/details/260?lp=default • vSphere Product Documentation: https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/vsphere-esxi-vcenter- server-pubs.html Additional resources • vSphere Product Demos: https://www.vmware.com/tryvmware/?p=vmware-vsphere5-ent&lp=default • VMware ROI/TCO Calculator: http://roitco.vmware.com/vmw/ • VMware Cost per App Calculator: http://www.vmware.com/technology/whyvmware/calculator/ • Get Started with vSphere Kits: http://www.vmware.com/products/datacenter- virtualization/vsphere/small-business/compare-kits.html62