VMWARE SOLUTIONS

  • Partnership

    Overview

    Lenovo and VMware® have been partnering for more than ten years. Together, Lenovo and VMware can help you implement a highly reliable IT infrastructure with hardware and software designed for virtualization. Lenovo has proven experience in developing and delivering VMware-based solutions that help customers optimize and simplify their IT infrastructure to drive down operating costs. From virtual desktops to enterprise-class virtualization and cloud solutions, Lenovo has you covered with innovative technology and solutions.

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    VMware vSphere ESXi

    Combine your Lenovo server with industry-leading vSphere® ESXi virtualization software from VMware. Tested and proven for compatibility, Lenovo and VMware support a range of environments from small businesses to enterprise to meet your virtualization needs.

    VMware Solutions From Lenovo

    Spanning virtual desktops to enterprise-class virtualization to cloud solutions to a comprehensive software-defined data center, Lenovo and VMware deliver highly flexible, and resilient server solutions that can help transform your IT infrastructure.

  • VMware vSphere ESXi

    Industry-Leading Virtualization

    The VMware vSphere® ESXi hypervisor is a bare-metal hypervisor that installs directly on top of your Lenovo server and partitions it into multiple virtual machines. Each virtual machine shares the same physical resources as the other virtual machines and they can all run at the same time. Unlike other hypervisors, all management functionality of vSphere is done through remote management tools. There is no underlying operating system, reducing the install footprint to less than 150 MB.

    Supported Servers

    VMware vSphere ESXi is supported on all Lenovo severs. A customized version for select System x hardware is available to give you online platform management, which includes the updating and configuring of firmware, platform, and enhanced hardware alerts. Lenovo management tools also support simplified management of the VMware vSphere hypervisor (ESXi) on select Lenovo servers.

    Standard, Enterprise, & Enterprise Plus

    VMware vSphere ESXi is available in three editions: Standard, Enterprise, and Enterprise Plus. Other options for vSphere (which are supported by Lenovo ThinkServer) include:

    • VMware vSphere with Operations Management (vSOM) Edition – vSOM delivers vSphere optimized with capacity management and performance monitoring capabilities, and is available in three editions: Standard, Enterprise, and Enterprise Plus.
    • VMware vSphere Essentials Kits – vSphere Essentials Kits are for designed for small businesses and combine virtualization for up to three physical servers with centralized management using vCenter for Essentials.
    • VMware vSOM Acceleration Kits – VMware vSOM Acceleration Kits provide server consolidation, business continuity, and insight to workload capacity and health.

     

  • VMware Solutions

    Industry-Leading Virtualization

    The VMware vSphere® ESXi hypervisor is a bare-metal hypervisor that installs directly on top of your Lenovo server and partitions it into multiple virtual machines. Each virtual machine shares the same physical resources as the other virtual machines and they can all run at the same time. Unlike other hypervisors, all management functionality of vSphere is done through remote management tools. There is no underlying operating system, reducing the install footprint to less than 150 MB.

    Supported Servers

    VMware vSphere ESXi is supported on all Lenovo severs. A customized version for select System x hardware is available to give you online platform management, which includes the updating and configuring of firmware, platform, and enhanced hardware alerts. Lenovo management tools also support simplified management of the VMware vSphere hypervisor (ESXi) on select Lenovo servers.

    Standard, Enterprise, & Enterprise Plus

    VMware vSphere ESXi is available in three editions: Standard, Enterprise, and Enterprise Plus. Other options for vSphere (which are supported by Lenovo ThinkServer) include:

    • VMware vSphere with Operations Management (vSOM) Edition – vSOM delivers vSphere optimized with capacity management and performance monitoring capabilities, and is available in three editions: Standard, Enterprise, and Enterprise Plus.
    • VMware vSphere Essentials Kits – vSphere Essentials Kits are for designed for small businesses and combine virtualization for up to three physical servers with centralized management using vCenter for Essentials.
    • VMware vSOM Acceleration Kits – VMware vSOM Acceleration Kits provide server consolidation, business continuity, and insight to workload capacity and health.