halchen
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Clustered hosts licensing

I want to configure two ESX 3 Enterprise Edition hosts into a cluster. How many ESX 3 license(s) does it count? One of my consultant told me, it counts one Enterprise Edition license. But I also got different answer from others. Thanks!

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BryanMcC
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In short two hosts consume two licenses. Enterprise in this case for HA and or DRS.

In reality ESX is licensed per physical CPU so if you had two two-way servers it would be 4 Standard Licenses purcased with the Enterprise suite containing HA, DRS and VMotion.

Hope this clears things up.

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halchen
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Great! A bunch of thanks!

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