kspare
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Licensing?

I have 10 servers in my vcenter right now. I have a 6 cpu vsan license. I'd like to purchase 3 servers for the purpose of a vsan. but it seems like I need licensing for the 10 servers I have already plus the 3 new storage servers? Does this seem to be correct?

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linotelera
Hot Shot
Hot Shot

Try to understand:

You have 10 host... how many socket?

Then 3 vsan host (6 socket?) must licensed VSAN... You should create a cluster ad-hoc for this, otherwise vmware ask for vsan licensing for all node in the cluster.

The rest of the node must be Std, Ent or Ent+...

For further info see http://www.yellow-bricks.com/2013/09/16/frequently-asked-questions-virtual-san-vsan/

kspare
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Enthusiast

Thats what I thought.

Each host has 2 sockets and my vsan hosts only have one socket, so I can rally put 6 vsan hosts to use.

So I have a Host Cluster and a Vsan cluster.

The part I haven't figured out yet is how to let the hosts in the host cluster use the vsan storage in the vsan cluster.

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