Are you looking for an efficient way to use VMware® and HP server systems in your IT infrastructure? Together, HP and VMware have designed a highly efficient IT infrastructure powered by VMware software running on HP ProLiant Gen8 and Gen9 Server series. VMware vSphere® 5 Software helps you to transform your data centers into simplified cloud infrastructure and enables the next generation of flexible and reliable IT services.

VMware vSphere 5 is ideal for organizations of all sizes. For more information on VMware vSphere 5 Software, please visit

VMware ESXi™ is supported on a broad range of HP ProLiant DL, ML, and BladeSystem servers and is delivered with active HP ProLiant management and consolidated lifecycle management for a consistent, reliable ProLiant experience and management simplicity in virtual environments. For more information on HP customized images with active management for VMware ESXi, please visit

What's new

  • Introduction of VMware® Virtual SAN™ Advanced, vSphere Remote Office Branch Office (ROBO) Standard and Advanced.
  • Virtual SAN is the software-defined storage solution for Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI). Seamlessly embedded in the hypervisor, it delivers enterprise-ready, shared storage for Virtual Machines.
  • Virtual SAN (VSAN) leverages commodity x86 components that easily scale to drastically lower TCO (Total cost of ownership) by up to 50%.
  • VSAN Software Requirements - One of the following: vSphere 6.0 U1 (any edition), vSOM 6.1 (any edition), or vCloud Suite 6.0 (any edition updated with vSphere 6.0 U1) and vCenter Server 6.0 U1.
  • vSphere ROBO Standard offers the industry-leading virtualization platform with business continuity and backup features.
  • vSphere ROBO Advanced offers the industry-leading virtualization platform with advanced features that enable standardization of host configurations and enhanced regulatory compliance monitoring.


Virtualization Solutions with VMware for Your HP Server Systems

VMware vSphere Software jump-starts your virtualization project with simplified solutions that are pre-defined and validated, yet flexible enough for you to choose a solution that meets your application availability and capacity needs.

HP Virtualization Smart Bundles includes tools you need to get started with virtualization. For more information, please visit the HP Virtualization Smart Bundles with VMware homepage.

With HP VirtualSystem for VMware, you get a portfolio of optimized solutions pre-configured and pre-tested for a range of needs, designed for easy and rapid deployment in any environment.

Integrated Management Tools to Simplify Your Virtualized Solution

To get more value from VMware vSphere Software, the HP Insight Control suite delivers broad system health, remote control, vulnerability scanning, patch management, flexible deployment and power management in one easy to install package for virtual and physical servers.

HP Insight Control suite provides essential infrastructure management for HP ProLiant ML, DL and BL servers.

Make Just One Call for Service and Support

HP provides you with comprehensive support for the entire physical and virtual infrastructure delivering one stop shopping call for VMware vSphere Software and HP hardware support. HP Support is also available and recommended for supported guest and host operating systems.

HP includes a choice of 1, 3 or 5 year unlimited 24x7 technical software support and updates with all VMware software licenses. All HP support products have a 2 hour response time, regardless of the severity of the reported problem.

Consolidated Lifecycle Management

Installation of ESXi can be done through the HP embedded server configuration and installation process.

Updates to ESXi can be made using the same tool used to update HP ProLiant system firmware.

Consolidating ESXi and ProLiant firmware updates within the same tool simplifies time consuming lifecycle management.

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  • vSphere® is a registered trademark of VMware, Inc. in the United States and/or other jurisdictions
  • ESXi™ is a trademark of VMware, Inc. in the United States and/or other jurisdictions.
  • vCloud® is a registered trademark of VMware, Inc. in the United States and/or other jurisdictions.
  • VMware® Virtual SAN™ is a registered trademark of VMware, Inc. in the United States and/or other jurisdictions.
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