I am a newbie on the topic of VMware. I need to order VMware vSphere (Esxi) 7.0 standard edition. I'm not sure
if I need to submit my quote for the number of physical or virtual CPUs.
Please see attached with screenshots for the server CPU specs logical and physical So, 28 or 56 CPUs?
I've read some of the vsphere 7.0 licensing docs, but I am still confused.
ESXi CPU licenses are purchased for physical CPUs (sockets), where - as of version 7.0 - one license covers a maximum of 32 Cores/CPU.
According to the Intel specs, the 6132 has 14 Cores, so one license per CPU is what you need.
Please notes that in most advanced features of a Standard license, also require vCenter Server, and shared storage.
I don't know your use case, but if it's only a single host, you may consider e.g. an Essentials Kit license, rather then Standard.
I'm new in vmware too and when I order my licences it was for the phisical CPU's not the logic ones.
I have 6 phisical CPU's and I will add those servers to a cluster so I order 6 licences. Those servers have a minimum of 28 logic CPU's and until now I didn't have issues with the licences.
I hope this can help you.
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