Bhassen
Contributor
Contributor

Advanced acceleration kit

hi,

I have 3 server with 4CPU (12 CPU in total), and i need to install VMWare there.

can i buy 2 VMWare advanced Acceleration Kit ( 6CPU license + Vcenter foundation license),installed him in this 3 servers and managed him like one entity?

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jamesbowling
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

Bhassen wrote:

I have 3 server with 4CPU (12 CPU in total), and i need to install VMWare there.

Do you mean that you have 12 Physical Processors or 12 Logical Processors?  VMware licensing is based on physical processors, not on logical or cores.  If it is 12 physical then I wouldn't see why you couldn't purchase more than one acceleration kit.  Although, it might be one of those things like trying to use Essentials Plus licensing in anything other than the vCenter bundled with the Essentials Plus Kit.

Bhassen wrote:

installed him in this 3 servers and managed him like one entity?

You would be able to manage all of them from vCenter.

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DSTAVERT
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Immortal

I would call VMware directly and speak to a licensing specialist. They can tell you whether it is possible.

-- David -- VMware Communities Moderator
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Bhassen
Contributor
Contributor

thank you James,

i have 12 physical CPU in this 3 servers, can I use 2 advanced acceleration kit to have one entity?

fyi, each advanced acceleration kit is for 6 physical CPU and 1 VCenter foundation (for manage 3 hypervisor)

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a_p_
Leadership
Leadership

Welcome to the Community,

even though I don't see any issues with combining licenses bought trough 2 Accelerator Kits, I'd recommend you send an email to mailto:sales@vmware.com to get an official statement.

André

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jamesbowling
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

If it is 12 physical then I wouldn't see why you couldn't purchase more than one acceleration kit.

As stated though by others on this thread, it is probably best to contact VMware Licensing or Sales regarding this to make sure that there isn't any license agreement violation in combining.  I don't think there would be but I would check just for good measure.

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jamesbowling
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

I just got verification that this can't be done.  If you place an order with 2 Acceleration Kits it will be kicked back by VMware Licensing unless you are using them in separate locations.  So to do what you need, you would need to purchase 1 acceleration kit and then the extra 6 CPU Licenses for Advanced.

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