I have a client that owns 6 locations (dental surgeries).
Each location has 1 single physical server with 1 CPU that will host a Windows Server and maybe 2 Windows Servers.
Can he use 1 Single VMware Essentials Kit and split the licenses to cover each of the 6 physical servers?
you can't do that. The Essentials Kits are for up to 3 hosts. Each host can have up to 2 CPUs.
You could ask your VMware sales guy to look up the ROBO License (Remote Office / Branch Office).
Thanks but In the past you were able to break the licenses and apply 1 license to a single cpu server x6.
I know that technically it works with v6.0 and v6.5 as I have tried it in a test lab.
What I am looking for is the answer from VMware officially about this and was hoping someone here might have a link to that text from the past still, but valid today
Breaking the licenses, and assigning them to more than 3 host may certainly be possible from a technical point of view, but it violates the EULA.
VMware vSphere Essentials Kits are all-in-one solutions for small environments (up to three hosts with two CPUs each) ...