Navigating the new vSphere Licensing Landscape

5,468 views

Published on

This session will define the new licensing model for vSphere.

What the VMware vSphere announcement means to your organization.

Navigating the new vSphere licensing landscape.

What are the next steps?

Published in: Technology
0 Comments
1 Like
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

No Downloads
Views
Total views
5,468
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
46
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
111
Comments
0
Likes
1
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Navigating the new vSphere Licensing Landscape

  1. 1. Welcome to <br />Navigating the new vSphere Licensing Landscape Webinar<br />If you do not have audio on your <br />computer…DIAL (877) 228-2832<br />Conference ID # 99967002<br />
  2. 2. vSphere 4 Licensing Model<br />ON AIR<br />Navigating the new vSphere Licensing Landscape<br />Sponsored by:<br />
  3. 3. Agenda<br />Transition from VI3 to vSphere 4<br />Process changes for license upgrade orders<br />New license keys for vSphere 4<br />New license administration UI in product<br />Simplified license activation process<br />New license portal<br />
  4. 4. License Upgrade Mapping: VI3 to vSphere 4<br />
  5. 5. New vSphere 4 Editions: Overview<br />VMware vSphere<br />STANDARD<br />($795 / CPU)<br />Simple Consolidation<br />ENTERPISE PLUS<br />($3495 / CPU)<br />Simplified Operations<br />ADVANCED<br />($2245 / CPU)<br />Availability<br />ENTERPRISE<br />($2875 / CPU)<br />Automated Resource Management<br />ESSENTIALS PLUS<br />Integrated availability solution for Small Businesses<br />($2995 All-in-One for 3 Servers)<br />Automated resource management for:<br /><ul><li>Production infrastructure
  6. 6. Mission critical applications</li></ul>Basic management for:<br /><ul><li>Simple consolidation
  7. 7. Remote offices
  8. 8. Test labs</li></ul>High availability for:<br /><ul><li>Production infrastructure
  9. 9. Mission critical applications</li></ul>Large scale management and integration for:<br /><ul><li>Internal cloud
  10. 10. Tier 1 applications</li></ul>ESSENTIALS<br />Basic management of free ESXi<br />($995 All-in-One for 3 Servers)<br />Scale limited,<br />Low initial price,<br />Small office- <br />oriented features<br />Scale unlimited,<br />Value price, Low TCO<br />Full featured<br />Note: US list pricing in USD – International pricing may vary<br />
  11. 11. vSphere 4 Editions: Essentials Packaging<br />All inclusive packages:<br />Licenses for 3 physical servers (up to 2 processors each)<br />License for central management server<br />Packages cannot be decoupled or combined; components cannot be used with other vSphere editions<br />x 6 CPUS<br />Data Recovery <br />x 6 CPUS<br />High Availability <br />6 CPUS x<br />x 6 CPUS<br />Update Manager <br />Update Manager <br />6 CPUS x<br />x 6 CPUS<br />VC Agent<br />VC Agent <br />4-way vSMP<br />4-way vSMP<br />6 CPUS x<br />x 6 CPUS<br />VMware ESXi OR <br />VMware ESX<br />VMware ESXi OR <br />VMware ESX<br />6 CPUS x<br />x 6 CPUS<br />vCenter Server for Essentials<br />(up to 3 servers)<br />vCenter Server for Essentials<br />(up to 3 servers)<br />1 x<br />x 1<br />ESSENTIALS<br />($995)<br />ESSENTIALS PLUS<br />($2,995)<br />vCenter Server<br />for Essentials<br />
  12. 12. vSphere 4 Editions: Core Platform<br />Large scale management of critical production applications<br />Host Profiles<br />New<br />Distributed Switch<br />DRS / DPM<br />DRS / DPM<br />Storage VMotion<br />Storage VMotion<br />High availability products for protecting critical production applications<br />vShield Zones<br />vShield Zones<br />vShield Zones<br />Data Recovery<br />Data Recovery<br />Data Recovery<br />Fault Tolerance<br />Fault Tolerance<br />Fault Tolerance<br />Hot Add<br />Hot Add<br />Hot Add<br />VMotion™<br />VMotion™<br />VMotion™<br />Thin Provisioning<br />Thin Provisioning<br />Thin Provisioning<br />Thin Provisioning<br />High Availability<br />High Availability<br />High Availability<br />High Availability<br />Update Manager<br />Update Manager<br />Update Manager<br />Update Manager<br />Basic consolidation of a lab or small environment<br />VCB / vStorage APIs<br />VCB / vStorage APIs<br />VCB / vStorage APIs<br />VCB / vStorage APIs<br />VC Agent<br />VC Agent<br />VC Agent<br />VC Agent<br />4-way vSMP<br />8-way vSMP<br />4-way vSMP<br />4-way vSMP<br />VMware ESXi OR <br />VMware ESX<br />VMware ESXi OR <br />VMware ESX<br />VMware ESXi OR <br />VMware ESX<br />VMware ESXi OR <br />VMware ESX<br />6 Physical Cores / CPU<br />256 GB Physical Memory<br />12 Physical Cores / CPU<br />No License Memory Limit<br />12 Physical Cores / CPU<br />256 GB Physical Memory<br />6 Physical Cores / CPU<br />256 GB Physical Memory<br />ENTERPRISE PLUS<br />STANDARD<br />ADVANCED<br />ENTERPRISE<br />License (1 CPU)<br />SnS (Gold/Plat)<br />$795<br />$273 / 323<br />$2,245<br />$471 / 561<br />$3,495<br />$734 / $874<br />$2,875<br />$604 / 719<br />Note: Most features require one (1) instance of vCenter Server<br />Note: At least 1 year of SnS is mandatory<br />
  13. 13. vCenter Server<br />vCenter Server is required for most vSphere features<br />vCenter Server Standard and vCenter Server Foundation are management servers <br />vCenter Server Foundation is limited to 3 nodes of any size / suite<br />One (1) instance is required for most vSphere Standard, Advanced, or Enterprise Plus features<br />License<br />SnS (Gold/Plat)<br />VI Management<br />vCenter Server<br />Standard<br />$1,049/1,249<br />$4,995<br /><ul><li>No host limit
  14. 14. Includes Linked Mode
  15. 15. Includes Orchestrator</li></ul>vCenter Server Foundation<br />$545/645<br />$1,495<br /><ul><li>3 ESX host limit</li></ul>vCenter Heartbeat<br />$2,099/2,499<br />$9,995<br />Per Instance (USD)<br />
  16. 16. A la Carte Pricing<br />Most features are no longer available a la carte (e.g. VMotion)<br />Data Recovery is available for standalone sale on top of vSphere Standard only<br />ESXi is still available for free as “ESXi Single Server”<br />Excellent solution for virtualizing one or two servers<br />Does not include a vCenter management agent<br />License<br />VI Add-ons<br />SnS (Gold/Plat)<br />ESXi Single Server<br />FREE<br />$495/595<br />(optional)<br /><ul><li>Per incident support available at $299/incident</li></ul>Data Recovery<br />$695<br />$146/174<br /><ul><li>Only available for sale with vSphere Standard</li></ul>Per Processors (USD)<br />
  17. 17. Entitlement Path Overview<br />Customers with valid subscription contracts receive vSphere 4 licenses for every VI3 license<br />Each VI3 license edition maps directly to a vSphere 4 license edition (as depicted in the following slides)<br />Licenses are fulfilled directly into the customer’s license portal on vmware.com and a notification email is sent<br />Each VI3 2 CPU license maps to 2 x 1 CPU vSphere licenses<br />Enterprise License Agreements (ELAs) are fulfilled in the same manner<br />Customers with expired subscription contracts will not receive new vSphere 4 licenses:<br />If a customer does not renew support prior to the licenses expiring, they will be subject to a 20% reinstatement fee. To reinstate maintenance support and subscription for a license, maintenance must be back dated to the original date of expiration, renewed for a 12 month period from the current date and a 20% reinstatement fee added. <br />Policy: https://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/support/support_terms_conditions.pdf<br />Quote form: http://www.vmware.com/support/form/contract_renewal.html<br />
  18. 18. VI3 Enterprise License Mapping<br />Your VI3 License:<br />Your vSphere 4 License:<br />ENTERPRISE<br />$2875/CPU<br />6 cores<br />(Including: VMotion, SVMotion, DRS+DPM)<br />ENTERPRISE<br />$2875/CPU<br />6 cores<br />(+ VMotion, SVMotion, DRS+DPM) <br />(FT + vShield + Data Recovery)<br />Add FT, vShield, Data Recovery<br />Upgrade<br />Promo:<br />$295 / CPU<br />Ending 12/15<br /><ul><li>Enterprise customers fulfilled additional products
  19. 19. Promotional period upgrade to Enterprise Plus
  20. 20. Enterprise is phased out during transitional period ending 12/15</li></ul>ENTERPRISE PLUS<br />$3495/CPU<br />+12 Cores<br />(+Host Profiles + Distributed Virtual Switch) <br />
  21. 21. VI3 Standard License Mapping<br />Your VI3 License:<br />Your vSphere 4 License:<br />STANDARD<br />$795/CPU<br />6 Cores<br />+<br />(VC Agent + VUM + HA)<br />(+Thin Provisioning)<br />STANDARD<br />$1495/CPU<br />6 Cores<br />+<br />(VC Agent + VUM + HA)<br />Add Thin Provisioning<br />Upgrade<br />Promo:<br />$745 / CPU<br />Ending 12/15<br /><ul><li>Standard customers fulfilled an additional product: Thin Provisioning
  22. 22. Lower price point and decrease in ongoing Support and Subscription
  23. 23. Limited time promotion to Advanced
  24. 24. Standard plus feature add-on paths available in the Appendix</li></ul>ADVANCED<br />$2245/CPU<br />+12 Cores<br />(HA + VMotion)<br />(FT + vShield + Data Recovery)<br />
  25. 25. VI3 Foundation License Mapping<br />Your VI3 License:<br />Your vSphere 4 License:<br />STANDARD<br />$795/CPU<br />6 Cores<br />+<br />(VC Agent + VUM + HA)<br />(+Thin Provisioning)<br />Foundation<br />$495/CPU<br />6 Cores<br />+<br />(VC Agent + VUM)<br />Add HA<br />Thin Provisioning<br /><ul><li>Foundation customers fulfilled an additional products: High Availability (HA), Thin Provisioning
  26. 26. Support and Subscription price remains exactly the same as today
  27. 27. Foundation plus feature add-on paths available in the Appendix</li></li></ul><li>VirtualCenter Server License Mapping<br />Your VI3 License:<br />Your vSphere 4 License:<br />vCenter Server Foundation<br />$1495/Instance<br />(3 servers)<br />VirtualCenter Foundation<br />$1495/Instance<br />(3 servers)<br />VirtualCenter Server<br />$4995/Instance<br />vCenter Server Standard $4995/Instance<br />(+Orchestrator + Linked Mode)<br />Add Orchestrator, Linked Mode<br /><ul><li>VirtualCenter Server is renamed vCenter Server
  28. 28. VirtualCenter 2.x licenses translate into equivalent vCenter 4.0 licenses</li></li></ul><li>Acceleration Kits<br />Acceleration Kits are fulfilled at the component level<br />
  29. 29. Version Downgrade Rights<br />vSphere 4 licenses can always be downgraded to VI3 licenses to run ESX 3.x and VC 2.x<br />Downgrade is enabled by a simple ‘point and click’ in the vmware.com license portal<br />NOTE: Downgrades are not available for either Essentials package<br />
  30. 30. vSphere Acceleration Kits for New Customers <br /><ul><li>Solution bundles targeted at new customers in Medium to Commercial segments
  31. 31. Bundles vSphere Editions together with vCenter Server management</li></ul>VMware vSphere <br />Advanced <br />Acceleration Kit<br />VMware vSphere <br />Advanced <br />Acceleration Kit<br />With Training <br />(NA ONLY)<br />VMware vSphere <br />Enterprise Plus<br />Acceleration Kit<br />For 6 Processors<br />VMware vSphere <br />Enterprise Plus<br />Acceleration Kit<br />For 8 Processors<br />20-30% Savings<br />(Promotion through 12/15/2009)<br />
  32. 32. vSphere Acceleration Kits - Detail<br />Additional Details:<br /><ul><li>Available through all channels (inc OEM)
  33. 33. Limitation of 1 per customer
  34. 34. Mandatory SnS calc’d at 21/25% of bundle license (not including PSO for #2 – same SnS price and SKUs as for #1)</li></ul>* SRM will only be compatible with VI3 at time of vSphere launch; customers will be separately fulfilled vSphere 4 licenses as part of their subscription entitlement for the VI3 licenses included in the Acceleration Kit<br />
  35. 35. Acceleration Kit Upgrades and Upgrade Promotions<br /><ul><li>Objective: Drive existing Accel Kit customers up to a higher-end vSphere bundles.
  36. 36. Promo pricing logic built on 50% off a la carte promos good through 12/15/09</li></li></ul><li>Why Is VMware Changing Licensing Again?<br />Negative customer and partner response to VI3 licensing<br />Activation process too cumbersome and confusing<br />Reliability and management issues with FlexLM license server (single point of failure)<br />#1 driver of support calls to VMware<br />Operational problems and complexity<br />Performance problems on license portal (concurrent users and license file generations)<br />VMware operations & testing burdened by number and complexity of license scenarios<br />Customer entitlement records complicated by license upgrades and “a la carte” feature licenses<br />Existing model did not meet future requirements<br />Pricing & selling models constrained by past choices<br />VMware moving to a “trust but verify” compliance model<br />
  37. 37. Simplified License Management in vSphere 4<br />Simple license keys instead of FlexLM license files<br />1 license key per vSphere edition<br />1 license key for many hosts<br />New centralized license key administration in vCenter<br />No separate license server to manage or monitor<br />Centralized license inventory and usage monitoring through vCenter<br />Visible only to privileged users<br />
  38. 38. Comparison: VI3 License File vs. vSphere License Keys<br />SERVER this_host ANY 27000<br />VENDOR VMWARELM port=27010<br />USE_SERVER<br />INCREMENT PROD_VC VMWARELM 2005.05 permanent 1 <br />VENDOR_STRING=&quot;licenseType=Server;vmodl=vc;desc=VirtualCenter <br />Server&quot; ISSUED=17-Dec-2007 NOTICE=FulfillmentId=881288;name= <br />TS_OK SIGN=&quot;0449 8CA7 AEAF 36E3 156B 8BF0 E31D 2646 369E 3D7A <br />4C12 33EA A9F1 6DBB 1F17 0A08 D917 DB83 9FCA 69D6 A647 0F04 <br />E9CE D247 4BAD 7C25 AF47 FE18 844F 05B7&quot;<br />INCREMENT PROD_ESX_FULL VMWARELM 2005.05 permanent 16 <br />VENDOR_STRING=&quot;licenseType=Server;vmodl=esxFull;desc=ESX <br />Enterprise;capacityType=cpuPackage;gp=14;exclude=BACKUP&quot; <br />ISSUED=17-Dec-2007 NOTICE=FulfillmentId=881289;name= TS_OK <br />SIGN=&quot;1B8B FE67 D216 2636 7C7B C8A1 B7F4 ECA1 BC5B 6BA9 DA35 <br />BBA0 11F9 E15F E87A 074D 1040 9D6F 738F B481 3E0C 4ED2 A8F4 <br />3E2F 660B 8C90 5B61 4DAC 2F36 88C2&quot;<br />INCREMENT ESX_FULL_BACKUP VMWARELM 2005.05 permanent 16 <br />VENDOR_STRING=&quot;licenseType=Server;vmodl=backup;desc=VMware <br />Consolidated Backup;capacityType=cpuPackage&quot; <br />ISSUED=17-Dec-2007 NOTICE=FulfillmentId=881289;name= TS_OK <br />SIGN=&quot;0568 9240 0C37 B320 47E9 42EF C71D 154D A3AE 47CC D320 <br />A6B7 B72E E2DA 2C90 1B06 8BF3 872B E9D5 74D1 C180 D3F4 EF80 <br />C2CB A6DB 459B F9E0 63C0 C306 071A&quot;<br />INCREMENT VC_ESXHOST VMWARELM 2005.05 permanent 16 <br />VENDOR_STRING=&quot;licenseType=Serv;vmodl=esxHost;desc=VirtualCenter<br />Agent for ESX Server;capacityType=cpuPackage&quot; <br />ISSUED=17-Dec-2007 NOTICE=FulfillmentId=881289;name= TS_OK <br />SIGN=&quot;1C10 0BB0 C0A9 65E8 A523 B148 4C1D F528 56D4 24E5 613A <br />FCE7 541B CDB8 C71C 0119 A1D4 8DF9 E3AA EC6C 9023 0556 93D8 <br />F4F9 CEF8 0EB0 33E3 48F0 FECC 57D3&quot;<br />INCREMENT VC_VMOTION VMWARELM 2005.05 permanent 16 <br />VENDOR_STRING=licenseType=Server;vmodl=vmotion;desc=VMotion<br />ISSUED=17-Dec-2007 NOTICE=FulfillmentId=881289;name= TS_OK <br />SIGN=&quot;19A3 1012 5B56 D463 D794 89CB DCE6 921E FE7F 95B9 B041 <br />D087 6D52 603A E4BB 0F66 25CF 2A7D 9BA7 A977 EAE3 3FA4 8CF1 <br />D515 E783 4D4F 3063 98D7 0592 EFBD”<br />INCREMENT VC_DAS VMWARELM 2005.05 permanent 16 <br />VENDOR_STRING=&quot;licenseType=Server;vmodl=das;desc=VMware <br />HA;capacityType=cpuPackage&quot; ISSUED=17-Dec-2007 <br />NOTICE=FulfillmentId=881289;name= TS_OK SIGN=&quot;1CBB 0287 28A8 <br />A56D 1696 9D1D A290 9023 D6AF 290B E2EE F945 0BA7 775A 45ED <br />0F92 E7EF 5A87 33DC 3E32 8D5C CA06 FE61 E205 5235 D7B8 9BFE <br />59BF 1178 A62D&quot;<br />INCREMENT VC_DRS VMWARELM 2005.05 permanent 16 <br />VENDOR_STRING=&quot;licenseType=Server;vmodl=drs;desc=VMware <br />DRS;capacityType=cpuPackage&quot; ISSUED=17-Dec-2007 <br />NOTICE=FulfillmentId=881289;name= TS_OK SIGN=&quot;1443 4404 22CD <br />9E2C 21E8 8FE8 0D92 D8BF 0BDA 1018 8AAD B2F0 C8FE B88D C4F8 <br />124D EE5A 329B F915 D8EB 324C 7F8A 4156 8B0D F01E BB8A F0DD <br />8C03 3E64 4751&quot;<br />12345-ABCDE-XYZLL-89773-K83DW<br />License key for vCenter Server 4<br />Can be Standard, Foundation, or Essentials<br />Encodes any number of instances<br />XYZLL-89773-K83DW-438KH-83UDE<br /><ul><li>License key for vSphere 4 Enterprise
  39. 39. Encodes any number of CPUs
  40. 40. Product maps Enterprise to feature list
  41. 41. Feature list can be modified by patches or new releases w/o change to license key</li></li></ul><li>License Enforcement In vSphere/vCenter<br />Why have license keys at all?<br />Differentiates feature levels / editions of the product (single binary)<br />Enables tracing of deployed software back to P.O.<br />Enables customer’s license administrator to control deployments<br />Provides rudimentary protection against (non-deliberate) over-deployment<br />What does vSphere/vCenter licensing enforce?<br />Not possible to assign quantity above the encoded license capacity<br />Feature enablement is preemptively enforced (few exceptions)<br />Product does not work beyond evaluation period without valid license key<br />Limits on cores per CPU<br />What is not preemptively enforced?<br />Same license key used in different environments (vCenter Servers not linked)<br />Capacity of vSphere license keys used on many ESX hosts not managed by vCenter<br />Removal from product of deactivated license keys<br />Duplicated consumption of entitlement (using both VI3 and vSphere 4 licenses)<br />Customers must use diligence to ensure license compliance<br />Easy to compare vCenter licensing report to license portal, but not automatic at this time<br />VMware is planning to deploy a license compliance program<br />
  42. 42. “By product” is the default report view, and the most useful for compliance monitoring<br />
  43. 43.
  44. 44. vCenter Server Editions<br />
  45. 45. Simplified Activation Process<br />VI3 License Activation Is Failure-prone<br />License files are the result of a long, multi-step portal transaction<br />Too many steps and context changes = too many error opportunities<br />Complexity illustrated: 40 pages in VI3 admin/install guide devoted to licensing<br />Go to license portal<br />Choose server or host-based file<br />Download or email license file<br />Configure licensing in VC/ESX UI<br />Upload license file<br />10<br />9<br />8<br />7<br />6<br />5<br />4<br />3<br />2<br />1<br />0<br />Receive activation code in email<br />Generate new license file<br />Select license qualities to activate<br />Install license server if needed<br />Re-read license file to server<br />Product activated<br />A Dramatically Simpler Process In vSphere 4<br />A short and easy activation process was the single most important design requirement<br />License keys are sent in email and can be copied directly into the product – no portal activation step required<br />No separate license server means no additional installation, configuration or monitoring is required<br />Receive license keys in email<br />Enter license key into VC UI<br />Assign license key to ESX hosts<br />Product activated<br />3<br />2<br />1<br />0<br />
  46. 46. Variations of License Activation Process<br />Receive license keys in email or on license portal<br />Enter license key into VC UI<br />Assign license key to ESX hosts<br />Product activated<br />Receive license keys in email<br />Enter license key into VC UI<br />Assign license key to ESX hosts<br />Product activated<br />3<br />2<br />1<br />0<br />3<br />2<br />1<br />0<br />½ <br />Optional step: Divide or combine license keys via license portal<br />Alternative process: Licenses purchased from OEM<br />Receive PAC(s) from OEM<br />Register PAC(s) on VMware OEM portal<br />-1<br />-2<br />Step -2:<br /><ul><li>Customer receives partner activation codes (PACs) from OEM – printed on card or in email
  47. 47. The process and customer experience of redeeming PACs remain the same as in VI3</li></ul>Step -1:<br />
  48. 48. New License Portal: Use Cases<br />No license registration or generation required…<br />…except for the OEM case<br />…so why have a license portal at all?<br />Central locationto keep track of license keys, entitlements, and their change history (for compliance management) and retrieve lost license keys<br />Obtain vSphere 4 license keys which will be automatically fulfilled to customers with active subscriptions on their VI3 licenses<br />Downgrade purchased vSphere 4 licenses to VI3 license files<br />Divide purchased license quantities into several smaller license keys (e.g., in case the purchased quantity is for multiple departments or data centers)<br />Combine multiple license keys (for the same product) into a single “master key” which is easier to manage<br />Add or remove individuals listed on contracts as license admins or support admins (contract roles determine access to license keys on the portal)<br />Be alerted when other people in your organization makes changes affecting your license keys or entitlements<br />
  49. 49. New License Portal<br />Alerts of all events which affect license keys (i.e. generates new keys or deactivates old keys)<br />License key history page logs all events that affect license keys<br />Total entitlement count is the default view – expand to see license keys and details<br />
  50. 50. License Detail Display<br />Use comment field to keep track of license use.<br />Order info useful for compliance management<br />Customers can redistribute quantities across license keys according to their needs<br />
  51. 51. License Upgrade For Existing Customers(a.k.a. Subscription Fulfillment)<br />VI3 customers with active SnS automatically get vSphere 4 licenses at GA<br />New VI4 licenses automatically added to customers’ online accounts, i.e. to their license portal<br />VI3 licenses are not “traded in” – customers will have a VI3 copy and a vSphere 4 copy of all their upgraded licenses<br />Eligibility<br />Only licenses for which SnS is active as of the announced GA date will be upgraded<br />Licenses for which SnS is expired as of GA will be upgraded if SnS is later reinstated<br />Notification of customers<br />All VI3 customers receive pre-notification shortly after vSphere launch explaining upgrade process<br />Customers are notified again after completion of upgrade fulfillment (target is GA)<br />Unlike new license orders, subscription-fulfilled licenses are not sent in email<br />Risks / challenges:<br />Current data on customer orders and contracts is not 100% correct<br />Feature licenses purchased “a la carte” or via edition upgrades must be reconciled with their “base”<br />Confusion due to vSphere licenses are per 1 CPU whereas VI3 licenses are per 2 CPUs<br />
  52. 52. Additional Version Transition Questions<br />Will VI3 licenses work on vSphere 4 or vSphere 4 licenses work on VI3?<br />No, licenses are not forward or backward compatible<br />After upgrade is complete, the vSphere 4 product will boot in Evaluation Mode (60 days)<br />Customers must either obtain their subscription-fulfilled licenses or purchase new<br />Can vCenter Server 4 manage VI3 hosts which are Flex-licensed?<br />Yes, vCenter Server 4 is compatible with the FlexLM license server<br />vCenter does not “check out” a VC license from the license server – it requires a vCenter 4 license key<br />vCenter does check out the VI3 feature licenses needed for VI3 hosts and features<br />vCenter Server 4 does not ship with the FlexLM license server<br />If license server is not preserved during VC upgrade, it can be downloaded from vmware.com<br />If license files are not backed up, they can be downloaded or regenerated on the VI3 license portal<br />How can a customer continue to obtain new VI3 licenses after GA?<br />After vSphere GA, only vSphere SKUs will be on price list<br />Purchase vSphere licenses and “downgrade” them via the license portal<br />After downgrade, customers will have a VI3 copy and a vSphere 4 copy of their licenses<br />
  53. 53. License Downgrade Mapping: vSphere 4 to VI3<br />Downgrade process via vSphere/vCenter license portal<br />Select link to “downgrade orders”<br />Select vSphere order number(s) to be downgraded – only whole orders can be downgraded<br />After approx. 30 minutes, additional license quantity is added to VI3 license portal<br />Licenses displayed on vSphere/vCenter portal will not be decreased or affected<br />
  54. 54. New: Improved Process For Edition Upgrade<br />Note: These are upgrades in functionality (e.g. Standard to Enterprise) as opposed to version upgrades (from VI3 to vSphere 4)<br />In VI3, upgrade orders are fulfilled as follows:<br />Licenses for incremental features (separate line items in license portal)<br />Support and subscription on the incremental portion (separate contract co-termed later)<br />Upgrade orders for vSphere/vCenter 4 follow a simpler, more robust process<br />License replacement<br />New license key for higher edition will be issued – no special “upgrade” license<br />Existing licenses will be deactivated (no longer viewable in license portal)<br />SnS “credit and extension”<br />New SnS contact for higher edition is established and billed – no upgrade SKU for SnS<br />Existing SnS contract will be terminated, and unused time is converted to n days of higher edition and added on<br />Example in appendix<br />Key benefits:<br />Elimination of SnS upgrade SKUs for VMware and partners<br />Fewer renewals – fewer quotes and transactions for the same cash flow<br />Lower complexity for future upgrades, compliance checks, other entitlement events<br />
  55. 55. Pricing and Packaging: Summary of Changes<br />Name and version updates<br />“VMware Infrastructure” becomes “VMware vSphere”<br />VMware VirtualCenter 2.5 replaced by vCenter Server 4.0<br />VMware ESX/ESXi 3.5 replaced by VMware ESX 4.0 / ESXi 4.0<br />Switch to one-processor pricing<br />Introduce new editions and new price points<br />vSphere Essentials, Standard, Advanced, Enterprise Plus<br />End-of-availability for old editions:<br />Foundation immediate end-of-availability<br />Enterprise availability continues during a transition period<br />Eliminate most a-la-carte offerings<br />
  56. 56. Resources<br />10 Tips to Get Ready for vShere<br />http://www.championsg.com/champion.nsf/resources/10+tips+to+get+ready+for+vsphere<br />vSphere Upgrade Center<br />http://www.championsg.com/champion.nsf/products/vmware+syndicated<br />
  57. 57. Q&A Session<br />Next Steps:- Contact your Client Manager- If you are not currently working with a Client Manager, call 800-771-7000 to speak with a Sales Specialist- Join Webcast #2 on June 16th “What’s new with vSphere”<br />

×