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Essentials License

Hi All

Am I right in thinking that the essentials license is a 6 Socket license with a VC license also?

Can I use it on a 4 socket Server and a 2 Socket server to make up the 6??

Thanks

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john23
Commander
Commander

check this paper:http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/vsphere_pricing.pdf

As per this paper,  essential plus support 6 cpu  licensing and you can use 4cpu and 2 cpu server.

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abhilashhb
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

Yes and Yes. The Essentials or any other license calculates the number of processors that are there in the server. if you apply it on a server with 6 processors it will calculate and use six licenses.

So the answer is yes you can use it as 4 and 2.

And yes it comes with 6 processors license and a vcenter license.

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a_p_
Leadership
Leadership

According to http://www.vmware.com/products/vsphere/compare.html, the Essentials kits support "3 servers with up to 2 processors each".

Btw. the documetation mentioned by also says: "Both editions include vSphere processor licenses and vCenter Server for Essentials for an environment of up to three hosts (up to 2 CPUs each)"

André

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