vSphere 5 licence comparison table – UPDATE

Few post back ( here and here ) I blogged out information about vSphere5 license model. After a big wave of critical voices, VMware decide to change vRAM values in the licensing model

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

Here you can find a link with cost calculation vRAM per GB

vSphere 5 comparison licence table

vSphere 5 Licensing, Pricing and Packaging white paper here.

vSphere license validator can be download from http://www.virtu-al.net/ , is PowerCLI script which produce HTML license report. Read information on virtu-al.net page to get more details.

Below table explains how new vSphere 4.X license will be mapped to vSphere 5 license.

VMware vSphere 4.x Edition VMware vSphere 5.0 Edition
Enterprise Plus Enterprise Plus
Enterprise Enterprise
Advanced Enterprise
Standard Standard
Essentials Plus Essentials Plus
Essentials Essentials

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).