9 Replies Latest reply on Oct 24, 2015 2:35 PM by Squirrelish

    Licensing Question - 4 Physical Processors

    Squirrelish Lurker

      I am not sure if this is the place, but I had a question on licensing for vSphere Essentials.

       

      I have a single, DL580 server (with four physical processors) and would like to get ESXi 6.0 and the VCSA (simply because I want to use the latest-and-greatest VM versions for PCI passthrough) - everything about the free edition of ESXi is fine, except no VCSA (which makes me want to look elsewhere for a solution - I don't have any HA needs).

       

      However, the Essentials Kit lists the following:

       

      License Entitlement - "3 servers with up to 2 processors each"

       

      Am I reading this right? Can I really only use up to two CPU licenses on one host? The free edition appears to let me use all 4!

       

      Thanks in advance!