Vladan Seget of ESX Virtualization comments:
This article is here to help folks starting with VMware virtualization, not for experienced VMware admins, but even if this article is not your interest you can share to your followers as it might just be their interest. Small shops without budget usually gets the lowest possible packaging called VMware Essentials (if they don’t go for Free Hyper-V) which does not offer vMotion functionality, but still provides centralized management up to 3 hosts with up to 2 physical CPU each. No limit on physical RAM, but also not real data protection or possibility to proceed with an upgrade of hardware without perhaps some significant downtime.
For those folks out there looking to migrate their virtualized environment without expensive licensing options, here’s a great alternative.
Read more at: VMware Migration With No Budget — Here is How