vSphere 5.X licensing – UPDATE
I’m on the way to speed up on vSphere 5.1 (features, licensing, pricing etc) and I just find out that vRAM entitlement in licensing is GONE for both vSphere 5 and vSphere 5.1 . What does it mean ? It means that licensing is back to the roots 🙂 – license per socket which is fantastic news. Well done VMware.
The new vSphere licensing model for both vSphere 5.0 and 5.1,
continues to be based on processor licenses. It eliminates the
restrictive physical entitlements of CPU cores and physical RAM
per server and has no limitation on the number of VMs or amount
of virtual memory (vRAM) on each licensed processor.
[box type=”info”] Source: VMware compare vSphere 5.1 editions [/box]