You voiced your concerns. VMware listened: Major Adjustments to vSphere 5 licensing

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You voiced your concerns. VMware listened: Major Adjustments to vSphere 5 licensing

  1. 1. August 10th, 2011<br />You voiced your concerns. VMware listened.Major Adjustments to vSphere 5 licensing <br />
  2. 2. Softchoice at a Glance<br /><ul><li>920 employees
  3. 3. More than 100 pre-sales resources
  4. 4. Traded on TSX Symbol: SO
  5. 5. US$884 million in revenues (2010)*
  6. 6. Top 4 VMware Reseller
  7. 7. 45 Branch offices
  8. 8. 15,000 North American Customers</li></ul>*Total Imputed Revenue of US$1. 874 billion<br />**Computer Dealer News Magazine<br />
  9. 9. Agenda<br />Understanding the Key Driver for Licensing Change<br />vSphere 5: Licensing Changes<br />Edition Consolidation and Upgrade Rights<br />vRAM Definition and Entitlements<br />New Announcements on August 2nd<br />vSphere 4: Staying Put<br />Downgrade Rights<br />VMware Support Model<br />Questions and Answers<br />Please include any questions in the chat window to the presenter and host<br />
  10. 10. vSphere 5: License ChangesEdition Consolidation<br />vSphere 4.x<br />vSphere 5.0<br />Enterprise Plus<br />Enterprise Plus<br />Enterprise<br />Enterprise<br />Advanced<br />Standard<br />Standard<br />Essentials Plus<br />Essentials Plus<br />Essentials<br />Essentials<br />
  11. 11. Understanding the Key Driver for Licensing Change<br />Moore’s Law states the number of transistors will double every two years<br />RAM moving forward will be a better indicator of the number of VMs running on a host <br />Customers can now leverage advanced CPU capacity<br />
  12. 12. vSphere 5 licensing announced July 12th<br />!<br />
  13. 13. What is vRAM?<br />Assigning a certain amount of vRAM is a required step in the creation of a virtual machine<br />vRAM ≠ physical RAM<br />
  14. 14. vSphere 5: License ChangesvRAM Pool Definition<br />Atransferable, virtualization-based entitlement of RAM<br />When a VM is powered on the vRAM configured for that virtual machine counts against the total vRAM<br />vSphere 5.0-CPU license editions provide a certain vRAMcapacity<br />vRAM Pool<br />32GB<br />32GB<br />32GB<br />32GB<br />VMware vCenter Server<br />vSphere Ent <br />vSphere Ent <br />1<br />1<br />1<br />1<br />CPU<br />CPU<br />CPU<br />CPU<br />Host A<br />Host B<br />vRAM ≠ physical RAM<br />
  15. 15. vRAM Entitlements on July 12th<br />
  16. 16. Summary of Customer and Partner Feedback<br />Feedback<br />VMware Response<br />Customers were concerned about their future-looking business cases that have been based on future hardware capabilities and the previous vSphere 4 licensing model.<br />Substantially raise the vRAM entitlements for each vSphere edition<br />Creates additional hesitation for virtualizing business critical apps<br />Cap the amount of vRAM consumed per VM at 96GB*<br />Penalizes short lived usage “spikes” in test / development & transient VMs<br />Calculate a 12 month average of consumed vRAM rather than a high water mark<br />Makes vSphere for VDI expensive<br />Already addressed with vSphere Desktop edition licensed per user<br />
  17. 17. Previously Announced vs New vRAM entitlements<br />This limit is GB of physical RAM per physical server<br />
  18. 18. Calculate vRAM based on12 month average vs high water mark<br />High water mark<br />Average<br />
  19. 19. vSphere 5: License ChangesExample Enterprise Configuration<br />Enterprise<br />CPU<br />Enterprise<br />CPU<br />Enterprise<br />CPU<br />Enterprise<br />CPU<br />256GB<br />POOL of vRAM<br />64GB x 4<br />=<br />=<br /><ul><li>No limit on the number of VMs
  20. 20. Maximum memory allocated to the VMs is limited
  21. 21. To see more vRAM than allowed in processor licenses:
  22. 22. Add more processor licenses
  23. 23. Upgrade Versions</li></ul>64GB vRAM<br />64GB vRAM<br />64GB vRAM<br />64GB vRAM<br />
  24. 24. vSphere 4: Staying PutDowngrade Rights and Support Model<br />Only the vSphere 5 SKU will be available on the Q3 2011 release<br />vSphere 5 licenses include the right to downgrade one version<br /> VMware supports two versions back so vSphere 4 support will be available<br />
  25. 25. In Summary<br />Get an understanding of the amount of RAM you have allocated to VMs<br />Leverage the free 60-day evaluation of vCenter Operations Manager to help gather the information<br />
  26. 26. Contact Softchoice <br />Softchoice &VMware <br /><ul><li>Top 5 Reseller in North America
  27. 27. VMware Authorized Consultant
  28. 28. Softchoice on VMware Technical Advisory Board
  29. 29. Certified in All VMware Solutions
  30. 30. Licensing Expertise
  31. 31. Dedicated Pre-Sales Expertise
  32. 32. Assessment Services</li></ul>Email vmware@softchoice.com<br />

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