vSphere 5 licence model – is something going to be changed ?

My previous post regarding vSphere5 licensing model.

 

Hmmm, is something going to be changed ? I hope so.

According to sources who’ve been briefed on the changes, VMware is bumping up the vRAM entitlement in vSphere Enterprise Plus from 48 GB to 96 GB, while vSphere Enterprise will go from 32 GB to 64 GB. The vRAM entitlement for vSphere 5 Essentials, Essentials Plus and Standard will go from 24 GB to 32 GB, while the free vSphere hypervisor will jump from 8 GB to 32 GB.

source : CRN

That’s very good news, looks like VMware listen to their customers voices 🙂 and there is a chance that soon new (updated) license model will be announced by VMware.

Lets do the math again with Enterprise Plus license on board.

Today = vSphere 4.X

Server with 2 sockets and 192G of memory = 2 vSphere Enterprise Plus licenses
Server with 4 sockets and 256G of memory = 4 vSphere Enterprise Plus licenses

Tomorrow = vSphere 5.X

Server with 2 sockets and 192G of memory = 2 vSphere Enterprise Plus licenses
Server with 4 sockets and 256G of memory = 4 vSphere Enterprise Plus licenses

Nothing has changed, no additional costs license if you would do upgrade from vSphere 4 to vSphere 5. But let’s wait on official announcement from VMware.

Artur Krzywdzinski

Artur is Consulting Architect at Nutanix. He has been using, designing and deploying VMware based solutions since 2005 and Microsoft since 2012. He specialize in designing and implementing private and hybrid cloud solution based on VMware and Microsoft software stacks, datacenter migrations and transformation, disaster avoidance. Artur has been in IT industry since 1999 and consulting since 2008. Artur holds VMware Certified Design Expert certification (VCDX #077).