Diego_Bejar
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NSX for Horizon Features?

Hello.

I was looking for some information about VMware NSX for Horizon to know what features are included in this license. I know that NSX have Standard, Advanced and Enterprise versions but I don't know what are the features included on NSX for Horizon. Does this license correspond to any other NSX license? What is the difference between NSX for Horizon and the other editions?

Thanks in advance.

Diego Bejar

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hansroeder
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I am not aware of any special licensing for NSX for Horizon View. You have the three editions and then you have licensing based on CPUs or based on VMs. So it really depends on the license edition you're buying (which will probably at least be Advanced, so that you have microsegmentation). Also it's probably a good idea to go with VM licensing for Horizon View, so you can scale up / scale out your View servers if needed, without the need to purchase new licenses.

(It seems that my conclusion might be wrong): NSX licensing changes - ITQ

I quote:

NSX for horizon has been rebranded to NSX Advanced for desktop. This means that if you buy the per-user license of NSX for horizon view you will always get the advanced license of NSX, which should be sufficient for most horizon use cases that require NSX. The only thing that would be a nice improvement is to include the Cross-vCenter NSX feature in the NSX advanced for desktop license, considering how much effort VMware is putting in the horizon view Pod design.


So there you have it Smiley Wink

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bayupw
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There are NSX Advanced for Horizon and NSX Enteprise for Horizon

For customers that has existing NSX for Horizon, you will be eligible for NSX Enteprise for Horizon.

See this KB: NSX Editions Fulfillment (2145080) | VMware KB

Beginning on May 3, 2016, with version 6.2.2, VMware NSX is available in three editions: Standard, Advanced and Enterprise.

If you are an existing NSX for vSphere customer with an active support contract, you will get an alert in My VMware that you are eligible to use NSX Enterprise. You need to upgrade your license keys to use NSX Enterprise.

If you are an existing NSX for Multi-Hypervisor customer with an active support contract, you will get an alert in My VMware that you are eligible to use NSX Transformers. You need to upgrade your license keys to use NSX Transformers.  These keys also work for you to use NSX Enterprise.

Beginning on June 9, 2016, VMware NSX Enterprise for Desktop is available in addition to VMware NSX Advanced for Desktop (previously released on May 3, 2016). 

If you are an existing NSX for Horizon customer with an active support contract, you will get an alert in My VMware that you are eligible to use NSX Enterprise for Desktop. You need to upgrade your license keys to use NSX Enterprise for Desktop.

Bayu Wibowo | VCIX6-DCV/NV Author of VMware NSX Cookbook http://bit.ly/NSXCookbook https://github.com/bayupw/PowerNSX-Scripts https://nz.linkedin.com/in/bayupw | twitter @bayupw
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Diego_Bejar
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Thanks for the replies, but I continue with a doubt yet. The features of NSX Enterprise for Desktop are the same of the NSX Enterprise version? I didn't found any paper with features of NSX Enterprise for desktop =/

Thanks again.

Diego Bejar

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larsonm
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From a technology perspective, there is no difference between NSX Enterprise and NSX Enterprise for Desktops.  It is all NSX for vSphere.  The difference between the two is the licensing.  Much like vSphere vs vSphere for Desktops, created in order to make VDI more cost effective, the only difference is the name on the license key, and the way license are tracked (CPU vs Desktops).  I work with organizations who have purchased NSX for vSphere, and work with folks who have purchased NSX for vSphere for Desktop.  The download and install are all the same.

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elgwhoppo2
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