ericd
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NSX Licensing

I have a two host vSphere Enterprise v5.5 setup and am about like to deploy NSX.

To operate one host in "active" and the other in "standby" do I need to license NSX on both hosts?

Thank You,

Eric

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RussH
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Hi - in the context of NSX im not sure i fully understand what you mean by active/standby, but regardless - NSX is licensed per-vm not per host.

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mk3_cloud
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VMware NSX is available with either a perpetual or term license. perpetual license are per CPU, and term licenses are per virtual machine per month.

there is nothing like active/standby for the ESXi host when you deploy NSX but you do have active/standby mode available for NSX edges

- mK3
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RussH
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Are perpetual per-proc licenses generally available? my understanding is that they are a restricted SKU reserved for select partners only.

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nikhilvmw
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yes - you can order perpetual per - proc licenses. They are generally available.

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sgokce
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Hi all,

for nsx do we need at least vsphereenterprise plus licence?

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YohanTurner
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Hello, yes you need Enterprise Plus as this allows you to run the vSphere VDS switch which is a pre-req for NSX.