How is SRM licensed? I'm planning on an implementation with 4 ESX hosts, each with dual quadcore processors. One of the hosts will be used at the secondary site, and I plan to use SRM. I thought that I'd have to purchase a 2 socket license for SRM if I only planned to recover my primary site to my secondary site -- one direction. Is this true? Or, will I need an 8 socket license?
Check this link
According to the above link:
>What are the licensing requirements for VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager?
VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager is licensed per-CPU for ESX hosts that are running virtual machines, which are protected by VMware Site Recovery Manager.
Single-direction failover. Requires licenses for 2 vCenter management servers, 10-CPU VMware vSphere, and 6-CPU Site Recovery Manager.
Bi-directional failover. Requires licenses for 2 vCenter management servers, 10-CPU VMware vSphere, and 10-CPU Site Recovery Manager.
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Thanks for the reply.
The URL clearly states the licensing model - which is exactly what I was after.
Just to play devils advocate here...
Assuming the situation above where 10 CPU SRM licenses are required - what happens if there are insufficient licenses to cover all ESX hosts actively hosting protected VMs? Can you still create a Protection Group with a licensing shortfall?
Hi, isn't the new version, per VM Licensing? so the SRM Licensing shouldn't have anything to do with CPU.
Site Recovery Manager 5 licensed using the per VM model?
Yes. Site Recovery Manager 5 is sold based on the new per VM pricing model.