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TnMan
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Question on a config with Vsphere 5 licensing

Hello all,

Here is my scinario.  I have 4 servers with 2 procs and 96gb ram each.  The lics i have are 8 single proc VMWare Vsphere Standard.  Assuming i go into my.vmware and combine the lics into 4, 2 proc, lics, then add one to each host, will i have acces to all 96gb on each server or only 64?  I ask this because with all the ram, vram hoopla, i am finding it hard to find up to date documentation that spits it out cleanly.  I get documents dated 2011 that state that i will only be able to acces 64gb ram, but I though things had changed back in aug of 2012.  any help shedding light on this would be grealty appreiciated.

sincerely

confused and lost

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weinstein5
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Welcome to the Community -  VMware has since removed the memory limits  so you will have access to the full 96 GB and besides even when the memory license was in effect it was cumulative so with 2 license per host you would have had the ability to have 128 GB of RAM -

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gabinun
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Forget about VRAM.

GN
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admin
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Adding License Keys

To add licenses:

  1. Log in to the vSphere Client.
  2. Click Home.
  3. Under the Administration section, click the Licensing icon.
  4. Click Manage vSphere Licenses.
  5. Enter the License Key in the Enter new vSphere license keys field (one per line).
  6. Include labels for new license keys as necessary.
  7. Click Add License Keys.

    After clicking Add License Keys, you can review the license keys you added, capacity counts, expiration dates, and labels associated with the license keys.
  8. Click Next to assign the license keys.

Assigning License Keys

To assign licenses to the vCenter Server or the ESXi host:

  1. Log in to the vSphere Client.
  2. Click Home.
  3. Under the Administration section, click the Licensing icon.
  4. Choose Evaluation Mode and expand the list. Find the product you want to license.
  5. Right-click on the product and click Change License Key.
  6. Assign a key from list that was entered previously on Manage License window.
  7. Click OK.
  8. Verify that the product is licensed now.
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