imanedr
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NSX Licensing

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hi there

please someone explain me per cpu licensing model for nsx.

in my environment with 50 hp dl380 g9 server and 2cpu per server how many licnse i have to buy?

100?

my environment already have this component :

vsphere enterprise plus 6

vcloud sute  6.2.x

thansk for your replay and sorry for my poor english

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showard1
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Hi

To clarify a bit, you would only need 100 CPU licenses if you wanted to run NSX on the entire environment.  You can run it only on a subset like say one cluster that needs more security than others for instance.  Plenty of customers start that way.

Also, since you're running vCloud Suite, there is an add-on SKU for NSX that is not the full price you'd pay for NSX on its own.  Finally, for that many licenses, there's no way you'd pay list price - there's lots of things your VMware sales rep can do with pricing at that scale.  If you don't know who your rep is, email me directly at showard@vmware.com and I'll get you connected.

Thanks!

Sean

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bsalek
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You are correct. One NSX license per socket, so two per host.

imanedr
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hi

thanks for your reply.

so i have to spend more than 500000$ for 100 license?

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showard1
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Hi

To clarify a bit, you would only need 100 CPU licenses if you wanted to run NSX on the entire environment.  You can run it only on a subset like say one cluster that needs more security than others for instance.  Plenty of customers start that way.

Also, since you're running vCloud Suite, there is an add-on SKU for NSX that is not the full price you'd pay for NSX on its own.  Finally, for that many licenses, there's no way you'd pay list price - there's lots of things your VMware sales rep can do with pricing at that scale.  If you don't know who your rep is, email me directly at showard@vmware.com and I'll get you connected.

Thanks!

Sean