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  • 1. Cloud InfrastructureLicensing, Packaging and PricingVMware, August 2011 © 2009 VMware Inc. All rights reserved
  • 2. On July 12 2011 VMware is Introducing a Major Upgradeof the Entire Cloud Infrastructure Stack vCloud Director vCloud Director 1.5 New vShield Security vShield 5 Cloud Infrastructure Launch (vSphere, vCenter, vShield, vCloud Director) vCenter Management vCenter SRM 5 vSphere 5 vSphere vSphere vSphere vSphere Storage Appliance 1.02
  • 3. vSphere 5 Licensing and Pricing Overview3
  • 4. vSphere 5 licensing: Evolution Without Disruption vSphere 4.x vSphere 5 Licensing Unit Processor = Processor ! Core per proc Restricted < Unlimited Physical RAM Restricted < Unlimited per host Amt of vRAM pooled Pooled vRAM NA ≠ across entire entitlement environment4
  • 5. What is vRAM? vRAM is the memory configured to a virtual machine Assigning a certain amount of vRAM is a required step in the creation of a virtual machine5
  • 6. Key vRAM Concepts1 Each vSphere 5 processor license comes with certain amount of vRAM entitlement 2 Pooled vRAM Entitlement Sum of all processor license Consumed vRAM entitlements 3 Sum of vRAM configured into all powered on VMs4 Compliance = 12 month rolling average of Consumed vRAM < Pooled vRAM Entitlement6
  • 7. Key concepts - Example 4 licenses of vSphereEach vSphere Enterprise Enterprise Edition Edition license entitles vRAM Pool (256GB) provide a vRAM pool of to 64GB of vRAM. 256GB (4 * 64 GB) Consumed vRAM = 80 GB 64GB 64GB 64GB 64GB Customer creates 20 VMs with 4GB vRAM each vSphere Ent vSphere Ent 1 1 1 1 CPU CPU CPU CPU Host A Host B Compliance = 12 month rolling average of Consumed vRAM < Pooled vRAM Entitlement 7
  • 8. vSphere 5 Licensing Detail8
  • 9. vSphere 5 Licensing In Action How does it work? vSphere 5.0 Each CPU must have at least one vSphere license assigned vRAM Pool • Cores and physical RAM do not matter (using 80 GB out of 256GB) Each processor license managed by a vCenter or multiple vCenters in Linked mode contributes an amount of vRAM capacity to the total vRAM pool • Example: 4 vSphere Ent. Licenses create a vRAM pool of 256GB of vRAM (4 x 64GB) • Each vSphere Edition creates a separate pool that must be kept in licensing compliance vRAM pool is shared among powered-on VMs running on all hosts in a vCenter • Example: 20 VMs with 4GB of configured vRAM VMware vCenter Server consume a total of 80GB vRAM • It doesn’t matter how many VMs you run and on which vSphere Ent vSphere Ent hosts you run them. • vMotion, DRS, HA do not require additional licenses 1 1 1 1 At any point in time the 12 month rolling average of CPU CPU CPU CPU daily high watermark of consumed vRAM must be equal or less to the vRAM pool capacity • Compliance is at the vCenter level not the host level vRAM pool can be extended by: Host A Host B • Upgrading all CPUs to higher end vSphere Edition 1 • Adding processor licenses to the same set of CPUs VM Processor • Adding a new host with new licenses (4GB vRAM) License 9
  • 10. Tools for Tracking vRAM Entitlement vs Usage Before upgrading to vSphere 5, customers can use a separate free utility that analyzes a VI3 or vSphere 4 environment, and determines vRAM consumed • The tool will be available later in Q3 2011 After upgrading to vSphere 5: 1. vRAM licensing monitoring and reporting tool built into vCenter 5 2. Free add-on to vCenter for in-depth historical trending analysis10
  • 11. When Does the vSphere 5 Licensing Model Apply?For ELA customers Customers with active ELA will continue to be subject to the terms of their contracts for the duration of their contract, independent of which vSphere version they deployed • ELA customers may contact their VMware sales representatives to update the terms of their ELAs to the new vSphere 5 licensing modelFor customers without ELAs The new model applies only to vSphere 5 licenses. Prior versions of vSphere will continue to be based on their respective licensing model The new vSphere 5 licensing model will apply upon acceptance of the vSphere 5 EULA (necessary condition to upgrade to vSphere 5) Customers who purchase vSphere 5 licenses and decide to downgrade to older versions of vSphere will be subject to the EULA terms and licensing model of the vSphere version they downgrade to11
  • 12. Desktop Virtualization with vSphere 5 vSphere Desktop - NEW edition for VDI deployments • Can only be used for desktop virtualization • New purchases only • Licensed on a total number of Powered On desktop virtual machines • Sold in pack size of 100 at a list price of € 6.254,00 • Unlimited vRAM entitlements • All features and functionalities of vSphere Enterprise Plus Existing VDI Customers • vSphere licenses with active SnS and used for VDI may be upgraded to corresponding vSphere 5.0 edition and have unlimited vRAM entitlement • Must be managed by different instance of vCenter Server VMware View • Comprehensive end to end Desktop Virtualization Solution • Available as View Enterprise and View Premier12
  • 13. vSphere 5 Packaging and Pricing13
  • 14. vSphere 5 Editions Essentials Essentials Enterprise`  New in vSphere 5.0 Essentials Essentials Standard Standard Advanced Enterprise Plus Plus Plus € 79,50 € 721,50 € 958,00 € 2.766,00 € 3.366,00Price per proc (license only) vRAM Entitlement per proc 32 GB + 32GB 32 GB 64 GB 96 GB vCPU 8 way 8 way 8 way 8 way 32 way vSphereFeatures StorageHypervisor ApplianceHigh AvailabilityData Recovery € 7.669,00vMotionVirtual Serial Port ConcentratorHot AddvShield ZonesFault ToleranceStorage APIs for Array IntegrationStorage vMotionDistribute Resource Scheduler &Distributed Power ManagementDistributed SwitchI/O Controls (Network and Storage)Host ProfilesAuto deploy Profile-Driven Storage Storage DRS  All editions include: Thin Provisioning, Update Manager, Storage APIs for Data Protection, Image Profile, and SLES (except Ess and Ess +) 14
  • 15. vSphere 5 Acceleration Kits Essentials Standard Enterprise Enterprise`  New in vSphere 5.0 Essentials Standard Enterprise Plus AK AK Plus AK PlusPrice per proc (license only) € 477,00 € 4.329,00 € 9.625,00 € 16.853,00 € 21.133,00Includes 6 CPUs 6 CPUs 8 CPUs 6 CPUs 6 CPUsEntitlements per CPU license• vRAM Entitlement 32 GB 32 GB 32 GB 64 GB 96 GB (192 GB max) (192 GB max) (256GB per kit) (384 per kit) (576 per kit)• vCPU 8 way 8 way 8 way 8 way 32 wayFeaturesHypervisorHigh AvailabilityData RecoveryvMotionVirtual Serial Port ConcentratorHot AddvShield ZonesFault ToleranceStorage APIs for Array IntegrationStorage vMotionDistribute Resource Scheduler &Distributed Power ManagementDistributed SwitchI/O Controls (Network and Storage)Host ProfilesAuto deploy Profile-Driven Storage Storage DRS  All editions include: Thin Provisioning, Update Manager, Storage APIs for Data Protection, Image Profile, and SLES (except Ess and Ess +) 15
  • 16. Entitlement Paths for current vSphere 4.x customers vSphere 4.x vSphere 5.0 Enterprise Plus Enterprise Plus Enterprise Enterprise Advanced Standard Standard Essentials Plus Essentials Plus Essentials Essentials16
  • 17. Upgrade Paths for vSphere Editions and Kits Enterprise Enterprise Plus Enterprise Plus Standard Enterprise Any one of the Essentials Plus Acceleration Kits Any one of the Acceleration Kits Essentials Essentials Plus17
  • 18. VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5 Entry level free product for single server virtualization Full-featured hypervisor  Based on VMware’s next generation hypervisor architecture, ESXi  Provides the same performance, reliability and robustness of the ESXi included with paid versions of VMware vSphere Basic virtualization capabilities for a single host  Cannot be centrally managed with vCenter Server  Individual vSphere Hypervisor hosts can be remotely managed with the vSphere Client  Provides only basic server consolidation capabilities Free  Entitles to 32GB of vRAM per server and can be used on servers with up to 32GB of physical RAM  Can be easily upgraded to paid vSphere editions for central management and advanced capabilities18
  • 19. vSphere Desktop Pricing and Packaging19
  • 20. vSphere Desktop  Pricing and licensing • Licensed on a total number of Powered On desktop virtual machines •For server •For desktop • Available in pack size of 100 at a license list virtualization virtualization price of $6,500 USD only • Included with View end to end Bundles  Eligibility  All commercial, academic and government customers - SKUs: VS5-DT100VM-C, VS5-DT100VM-A, VS5-DT100VM-F vSphere  Restrictions Ess, Ess+, vSphere Standard,  For hosting desktop virtualization ONLY Desktop Enterprise,  New purchases only Enterprise +20 Confidential
  • 21. Updates to View 4 Add-on and Bundles Pricing View View View View View Enterprise Enterprise Premier Premier Premier Bundle Add-on* Bundle Add-on* UpgradevSphere for Desktop  vCenter ServerStandard for Desktop  View Manager    View Composer   Local Mode   vShield Endpoint   ThinApp (Client +Packager)   Pricing(per concurrent $150 $90 $250 $190 $100 (no change) (no change) (no change)connection) * vSphere 5 licenses purchased separately to run View Enterprise Add-on and View Premier Add-on will be subject to the per processor pooled vRAM entitlement licensing21 Confidential
  • 22. vSphere Storage Appliance 1.0 Pricing and Packaging22
  • 23. vSphere Storage Appliance - Shared Storage for Everyone vSphere Storage Appliance vSphere Storage Appliance Shared storage capabilities, without the cost and complexity Price € 5.73,00 Licensing Per instance (up to 3 nodes) + vSphere Essentials Plus w/  Install in minutes vSphere Storage Appliance 1 Five click simplicity  Easy to use  Saves money Price € 7.699,00 High Availability without  Survive server failures vSphere Storage Appliance 2 the need for shared  No more planned available at 40% off storage hardware downtime when purchased with vSphere Essentials Plus World-class datacenter  Set and forget 3 capabilities – even for automation small environments  Get more out of your hardware US pricing only. Pricing outside the US might vary23
  • 24. VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5.0 Pricing and Packaging24
  • 25. SRM 5 Editions Lineup SRM 5 Standard Enterprise Price per protected virtual machine $195 $495 (license only) Scalability Limits (1) • Maximum protected VMs 75 virtual machines Unlimited(2) Features • Support for storage-based replication • Centralized recovery plans • Non-disruptive testing • Automated DR failover • vSphere Replication • Automated failback • Planned migration 1. Maximum of 75 VMs per site and per SRM instance 2. Subject to the product’s technical scalability limits New in SRM 5.0US pricing only. Pricing outside the US might vary 25
  • 26. Entitlement Paths For Current SRM Customers SRM 1 and SRM 4 SRM 5 5 licenses SRM SRM Enterprise SRM Enterprise Processor license SRM Enterprise ‘VM license’ SRM Enterprise ‘VM license’ SRM license’ ‘VM 5 Enterprise ‘VM license’ VM license SRM SRM 5 Enterprise VM license VM license SRM 5 Standard VM license26
  • 27. VMware vCloud Director 1.5 Pricing and Packaging27
  • 28. vCloud Solution Pricing & Promotions Summary vCloud Director vCloud vCloud vShield Solution Jumpstart Director Chargeback Edge Promo PromoPricing and Licensing $150 $50 $150 $250 $250• Price Per VM (license only) $3,750 $1,250 $3,750 $7,750 $108,000• List Price (license only) - - - $6,250 $75,000• Included Licenses 25 VMs 25 VMs 25 VMs 25 VMs 300 VMs + PSOProducts & Features• vCloud Connector• vCenter Chargeback• vCloud Plug-in Library• vCloud Director Engine• vCloud Director User Interface• vCloud Director Linked Clones• vCloud Director Extensions• vShield Networking Services• vShield Stateful Firewalls• vShield Network Isolation for N1kv• vShield Edge VPN• vShield Edge Load Balancer• vCloud Jumpstart PSO ServiceUS pricing only. Pricing outside the US might vary New feature in 2011 H2 Improved feature in 2011 H2 28
  • 29. VMware vCenter Heartbeat 6.4 Pricing and Packaging29
  • 30. vCenter Server & vCenter Server Heartbeat Lineup vCenter Server vCenter Server Foundation Standard HeartbeatPrice (license only) $1,495 $4,995 Price (license only) $9,995Entitlements vCenter Server and its database One License Protects• Host Limitation up to 3 Hosts unlimited (can be on same or different hosts)Features Features• Unified management of all vSphere • Protection from application, Hosts and virtual machines configuration, OS and hardware• vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA) related outages• vSphere Web Client • vSphere Client Plug-in• vCenter Orchestrator• Linked Mode Protects • vCenter Server 5.0 • Microsoft SQL • View Composer 5.0US pricing only. Pricing outside the US might vary New in vCenter Server 5.0 / Heartbeat 6.4 30
  • 31. vSphere 5.0 Licensing - Detailed Examples31
  • 32. Customer Scenario How do I license a host with vSphere 5? How much vRAM do I get with my vSphere 5 licenses? What is the vRAM pool? How many VMs can I run with my vRAM pool? How many VMs can I power on a host? What if my VMs move to a different host with vMotion or DRS? What is my vRAM pool if I have multiple vCenter Servers? What is my vRAM pool if I have more than one vSphere edition? How do I expand my vRAM pool? How do I license an new host and join it to my vRAM pool? What are the benefits of the vSphere 5 licensing model? Will vSphere 5 be more expensive for vSphere 4.x customers?32
  • 33. How Many vSphere Licenses Do I Need? Answer In this example:  Like in vSphere 4.x, each CPU requires at • Licensing Host A with vSphere 5 requires the least one license same number of licenses as with vSphere 4.x  vSphere 5 licensing does not impose limits • Licensing Host B with vSphere 5 requires half on number of cores per processor and the licenses of vSphere 4.x (2 vs. 4) because physical RAM per server vSphere 5 does not limit the number of cores per processor Example vSphere Ent vSphere Ent Summary 1 1 1 1 Hosts 2 CPUs 4 CPU CPU CPU CPU vSphere Licenses 4 Host A Host B Host A2 sockets, 4 cores per CPU, 48GB RAM 1 Host B VM Powered-off Processor2 sockets, 12 cores per CPU, 64GB RAM (4GB vRAM) VM License 33
  • 34. How Much vRAM Do I Get with My vSphere Licenses? Answer Each vSphere Enterprise Edition license entitles to 64GB of vRAM. Each vSphere 5 processor license includes a vRAM entitlement Edition vRam per License Enterprise Plus 96GB 64GB 64GB 64GB 64GB Enterprise 64GB Standard 32GB 32GB Essentials Plus (192GB max) vSphere Ent vSphere Ent 32GB Essentials (192GB max) 1 1 1 1 CPU CPU CPU CPU Host A Host B Host A2 sockets, 4 cores per CPU, 48GB RAM 1 Host B VM Powered-off Processor2 sockets, 12 cores per CPU, 64GB RAM (4GB vRAM) VM License 34
  • 35. What is the vRAM pool? Answer 4 licenses of vSphere Enterprise Edition provide a vRAM pool of 256GB (4 * 64 GB)  When managing vSphere hosts with vCenter, vRAM entitlements are pooled  vRAM pool capacity is the max capacity that can be used with the current set of licenses 64GB vRAM Pool (256GB) 64GB 64GB 64GB VMware vCenter Server Example vSphere Ent vSphere Ent License the following servers with vSphere Enterprise Edition: 1 1 1 1 Summary CPU CPU CPU CPU CPUs 4 vSphere Licenses 4 Host A Host B Pooled vRAM (GB) 256 Host A2 sockets, 4 cores per CPU, 48GB RAM 1 Host B VM Powered-off Processor2 sockets, 12 cores per CPU, 64GB RAM (4GB vRAM) VM License 35
  • 36. How Many VMs Can I Run with My vRAM pool? 24 powered on VMs each with 4GB of configured vRAM consume a total of 96GB Answer Powered off VMs do not consume vRAM capacity  You can run as many VMs as you want as long as the consumed vRAM capacity is equal or less than the vRAM pool  Only powered on VMs consume vRAM capacity VMware vCenter Server Example vSphere Ent vSphere Ent  User creates 32 VMs with 4GB of configured vRAM and powers on only 24 1 1 1 1 Summary CPU CPU CPU CPU CPUs 4 vSphere Licenses 4 Host A Host B Pooled vRAM (GB) 256 Host A2 sockets, 4 cores per CPU, 48GB RAM 1 Consumed vRAM (GB) 96 Host B VM Powered-off Processor2 sockets, 12 cores per CPU, 64GB RAM (4GB vRAM) VM License 36
  • 37. How Many VMs Can I Power-on a Host? By running 36VMs on host B the user consumes a total of 144GB on Host B Answer The two Enterprise Ed. Licenses used for Host B contributes a total of 128GB of vRAM to the pool  You can power on as many VMs as you as you want on a host as long as the total consumed vRAM is less or equal to available vRAM pool  If necessary, you can increase the available vRAM pool capacity by adding more proc. … licenses to a CPU Example VMware vCenter Server  User deploys 40 VMs each with 4GB of configured vRAM distributing 4 VMs on Host vSphere Ent vSphere Ent A and 36 on Host B 1 1 1 1 Summary CPU CPU CPU CPU A B Pool vSphere Lic. 2 2 4 Host A Host B VMs 4 36 40 Host A Consumed vRAM (GB) 16 144 160 2 sockets, 4 cores per CPU, 48GB RAM 1 Host B VM Powered-off Processor vRam Pool (GB) 128 128 2562 sockets, 12 cores per CPU, 64GB RAM (4GB vRAM) VM License 37
  • 38. What if My VMs Move to a Different Host with vMotion or DRS? Answer Any VM can run on any host within a vRAM pool. Since vRAM is pooled across all hosts of the same vSphere edition under a vCenter Server, the movement of VMs cannot cause more vRAM to be needed. Example VMs on one host can vMotion to another without VMware vCenter Server impacting the consumed or available vRAM vSphere Ent vSphere Ent capacity. All VMs can even run on a single host, in effect 1 1 1 1 borrowing the vRAM capacity of the other host. CPU CPU CPU CPU Summary CPUs 4 Host A Host B vSphere Licenses 4 Host A2 sockets, 4 cores per CPU, 48GB RAM 1 Pooled vRAM (GB) 256 Host B VM Powered-off Processor2 sockets, 12 cores per CPU, 64GB RAM (4GB vRAM) VM License Consumed vRam (GB) 128 38
  • 39. What is My vRAM Pool if I Have Multiple vCenter Servers? You must link the vCenter Servers to form a single Answer vRAM pool. The resulting vRAM capacity is the sum of the two site’s vRAM capacity. The vRAM pool can extend across multiple linked vCenter Servers. vCenter Servers Site 1 Site 2 (Standard Edition) can be linked together using Linked Mode. Example Site 1 and Site 2 each contain a host with two licenses of Enterprise. Each site has 128GB of pooled vRAM capacity in a separate pool. VMware vCenter VMware vCenter When the vCenter Servers at each site are linked Server Server together, one vRAM pool is created with 256 GB vSphere Ent vSphere Ent of pooled vRAM capacity. 1 1 1 1 Summary Summary Site 1 1 and 2 2 Site Site CPU CPU CPU CPU CPUs CPUs 2 4 2 vSphere Licenses vSphere Licenses 2 4 2 Host A Host B Host A Pooled vRAM (GB) Pooled vRAM (GB) 128 256 1282 sockets, 4 cores per CPU, 48GB RAM 1 Host B VM Powered-off Processor Consumed vRam (GB) Consumed vRam (GB) 64 128 642 sockets, 12 cores per CPU, 64GB RAM (4GB vRAM) VM License 39
  • 40. t is My vRAM Pool if I Have More Than One vSphereon? Answer Each edition of vSphere has a separate vRAM pool. Adding licenses for one edition will not add vRAM to other edition’s vRAM pool. Example Host X is licensed with two licenses of Enterprise VMware vCenter Server Plus. There are two separate vRAM pools: one vSphere Ent vSphere Ent for Enterprise with 256 GB, another for Enterprise vSphere Ent + Plus with 192 GB. 1 1 1 1 1 1 Summary CPU CPU CPU CPU CPU CPU Ent Ent+ CPUs 4 2 Host A Host B Host X vSphere Licenses 4 2 Host A Pooled vRAM (GB) 256 192 2 sockets, 4 cores per CPU, 48GB RAM 1 Host B VM Powered-off Processor Consumed vRam (GB) 128 96 2 sockets, 12 cores per CPU, 64GB RAM (4GB vRAM) VM License 40
  • 41. I Need More vRAM Capacity. How Do I Expand my vRAM Pool? Answer There are two ways you can expand your vRAM pool: 1) Upgrade all licenses to an edition with a higher vRAM entitlement 2) Add more licenses of the current edition … … Example VMware vCenter Server All 256GB of vRAM capacity is consumed. Another 16 GB is needed for 4 additional VMs. vSphere Ent vSphere Ent 1 1 1 1 Summary CPU CPU CPU CPU CPUs 4 vSphere Licenses 4 Host A Host B Pooled vRAM (GB) 256 Host A2 sockets, 4 cores per CPU, 48GB RAM 1 Consumed vRam (GB) 256 Host B VM Powered-off Processor2 sockets, 12 cores per CPU, 64GB RAM (4GB vRAM) VM License 41
  • 42. I Need More vRAM Capacity. How Do I Expand my vRAM Pool? Enterprise Plus is entitled to 96GB of vRAM. 4 licenses * 96GB = 384GB vRAM Answer There are two ways you can expand your vRAM pool: 1) Upgrade all licenses to an edition with a higher vRAM entitlement 2) Add more licenses of the current edition … … Example VMware vCenter Server All 256GB of vRAM capacity is consumed. Another 16 GB is needed for 4 additional VMs. vSphere Ent vSphere Ent + vSphere Ent vSphere Ent + Upgrading all 4 licenses to Enterprise Plus would 1 1 1 1 raise the Pooled vRAM capacity to 384GB. Summary Summary CPU CPU CPU CPU CPUs CPUs 4 4 vSphere Licenses vSphere Licenses 4 4 Host A Host B Pooled vRAM (GB) Pooled vRAM (GB) 256 384 Host A2 sockets, 4 cores per CPU, 48GB RAM 1 Consumed vRam (GB) Consumed vRam (GB) 256 272 Host B VM Powered-off Processor2 sockets, 12 cores per CPU, 64GB RAM (4GB vRAM) VM License 42
  • 43. I Need More vRAM Capacity. How Do I Expand my vRAM Pool? One additional license of Enterprise will increase the vRAM pool by 64GB, yielding a total pooled Answer vRAM capacity of 320GB. There are two ways you can expand your vRAM pool: 1) Upgrade all licenses to an edition with a higher vRAM entitlement 2) Add more licenses of the current edition … … Example VMware vCenter Server All 256GB of vRAM capacity is consumed. Another 16 GB is needed for 4 additional VMs. vSphere Ent vSphere Ent Adding one additional license of Enterprise would 1 1 1 1 1 increase the pooled vRAM capacity to 320GB. Summary CPU CPU CPU CPU CPUs 4 vSphere Licenses 4 5 Host A Host B Pooled vRAM (GB) 256 320 Host A2 sockets, 4 cores per CPU, 48GB RAM 1 Consumed vRam (GB) 256 272 Host B VM Powered-off Processor2 sockets, 12 cores per CPU, 64GB RAM (4GB vRAM) VM License 43
  • 44. How Do I License a New Host and Join It to My vRAM Pool? Answer There are two ways to add a host: 1) Add additional licenses of the same edition. 2) If you have more licenses than CPUs, you can deploy those licenses to the new host. Pooled vRAM capacity will remain unchanged. Example VMware vCenter Server A new host, Host C, needs to be licensed. vSphere Ent vSphere Ent 1 1 1 1 1 Summary CPU CPU CPU CPU CPU CPUs 4 vSphere Licenses 5 Host A Host B Host C Pooled vRAM (GB) 320 Host A2 sockets, 4 cores per CPU, 48GB RAM 1 Consumed vRam (GB) 144 Host B VM Powered-off Processor2 sockets, 12 cores per CPU, 64GB RAM (4GB vRAM) VM License 44
  • 45. How Do I License a New Host and Join It to My vRAM Pool? Pooled vRAM capacity is increased by 64GB. As before, VMs can run Answer on any of the three hosts. There are two ways to add a host: 1) Add additional licenses of the same edition 2) If you have more licenses than CPUs, you can deploy those licenses to the new host. Pooled vRAM capacity will remain unchanged. Example VMware vCenter Server VMware vCenter Server A new host, Host C, needs to be licensed. vSphere Ent vSphere Ent vSphere Ent One additional license of Enterprise is added. This increases the pooled vRAM capacity to 384GB. 1 1 1 1 1 1 Summary CPU CPU CPU CPU CPU CPUs 4 5 vSphere Licenses 5 6 Host A Host B Host C Pooled vRAM (GB) 320 384 Host A2 sockets, 4 cores per CPU, 48GB RAM 1 Consumed vRam (GB) 144 Host B VM Powered-off Processor2 sockets, 12 cores per CPU, 64GB RAM (4GB vRAM) VM License 45
  • 46. How Do I License a New Host and Join It to My vRAM Pool? Pooled vRAM capacity remains unchanged at 320GB. As before, the Answer VMs can run on any of the three hosts. There are two ways to add a host: 1) Add additional licenses of the same edition. 2) If you have more licenses than CPUs, you can deploy those licenses to the new host. Pooled vRAM capacity will remain unchanged. Example VMware vCenter Server VMware vCenter Server A new host, Host C, needs to be licensed. vSphere Ent vSphere Ent vSphere Ent No additional vRAM is needed and there are more licenses than CPUs. A license can be redeployed to Host C. Pooled vRAM capacity remains unchanged. 1 1 1 1 1 Summary CPU CPU CPU CPU CPU CPUs 5 4 vSphere Licenses 5 Host A Host B Host C Pooled vRAM (GB) 320 Host A2 sockets, 4 cores per CPU, 48GB RAM 1 Consumed vRam (GB) 144 Host B VM Powered-off Processor2 sockets, 12 cores per CPU, 64GB RAM (4GB vRAM) VM License 46

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