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How long do we have to accept the 5.0 EULA?

I've seen it mentioned several times in various discussions and blog posts that existing SnS customers will only have 30 days from either the announcement or the GA of 5.0 to accept the new EULA and upgrade their licenses, or else fork out lots of money to do it later.

Is this true? Can anyone link me to an announcement of this?

How does this work if you're going to keep using 4.x anyway?

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Enthusiast
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Looks like as long as you have active Service and Support, you can upgrade anytime. Version 4.1 will use the current licensing model and won't be retrofitted for vRAM. Check page 15:

Q: Is there a cost saving upgrade path from V4 to V5?
A: As long as you have active Support and Subscription (SnS) there is no cost to upgrade from version 4 to version 5. If you have expired SnS then  you’ll need to get that current to upgrade.

http://www.slideshare.net/softchoice/softchoice-webinar-vmware-5-release-summary

There's probably a more official source, but I couldn't find it.

EDIT: Just found it

http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/vsphere_pricing.pdf

Q: Does the new VMware vSphere 5.0 licensing model apply
to existing licenses of VMware vSphere 4.x or prior?
A: No. The new vSphere licensing model applies only to new
purchases of vSphere licenses or to existing licenses of
vSphere 4.x or older that are upgraded to vSphere 5.0.

v 4.1 doesn't have vRAM
Q: When upgrading from existing licenses of vSphere 4.x
or older to vSphere 5.0, may I maintain the vSphere 4.x
licensing model?
A: No. In order to complete the upgrade, the new vSphere 5.
EULA must be accepted.
The EULA must be accepted when you upgrade to 5
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Chris Anderson wrote:

I've seen it mentioned several times in various discussions and blog posts that existing SnS customers will only have 30 days from either the announcement or the GA of 5.0 to accept the new EULA and upgrade their licenses, or else fork out lots of money to do it later.

Is this true?

I saw the same "30 days" mentioned in a message I received from SoftChoice a VMWare partner reseller/distributor.

I have not been able to find any mention on an official VMWare doc/page, so I am also wondering about this myself.

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Virtuoso
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As was posted I think as long as yout SnS was current at the time of vSphere 5 GA release you can upgrade at any time.

http://www.vmware.com/products/vsphere/upgrade-center/licensing.html

Pete

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