BenArmour
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SRM Licensing

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?

Ben

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jbock
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Ben,

The basics of licensing for SRM are explained here: http://www.vmware.com/products/srm/faqs.html

Thanks,

--Jon

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Kasraeian
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Hi,

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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dawoo
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Thanks for the reply.

The URL clearly states the licensing model - which is exactly what I was after.

Regards,

Darren.

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HamR
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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?

HamR

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msaquib
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Hello:

Do i need to purchase 16 VM license of SRM ? if i have 8 VMs in protected site and 8 in DR site. I would like to setup bidiretcional datacenter recovery.

Thanks

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idle-jam
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yes you will need 16 VM license. anyway SRM comes with minimum 25 VM pack ..

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nnmansoori
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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.

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mal_michael
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Hi,

the question was asked in Feb 2010. At that time SRM5 (and even per VM licensing model) haven't exist yet...

Michael.

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nnmansoori
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Hi, Yes I see, thanks.

I was searching for SRM Licensing and this was the firs URL I saw, as a matter making sure, I put this comment.

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