3 Replies Latest reply on Oct 15, 2018 11:32 AM by gs_khalsa

    VMware Site Recovery Manager Standard Licensing

    tvandenberghe Lurker

      Can someone explain the SRM Standard licensing:

      VMware Site Recovery Manager Standard Edition is subject to the following restrictions:

      (a) protect up to seventy-five (75) Virtual Machines within a physical facility or building

      (b) For each running copy of VMware Site Recovery Manager Standard Edition, manage up to seventy-five (75) Protected Virtual Machines

      If at any given time, the number of Protected Virtual Machines in subsections (a) or (b) exceeds seventy-five (75), You are required to upgrade all VMware Site Recovery Manager Standard Edition licenses to VMware Site Recovery Manager Enterprise Edition.

      Notwithstanding the foregoing, the SRM Standard Edition Restriction shall not apply if a failover of Protected Virtual Machines causes the number of Protected Virtual Machines to exceed the SRM Standard Edition Restriction within a physical facility or building for a reasonable period of time

       

      If you have two sites: one with 74 VMs and one with 45 VMs

      Can you still use SRM Standard?

       

      Kind regards

      Thierry

        • 1. Re: VMware Site Recovery Manager Standard Licensing
          gs_khalsa Expert
          VMware EmployeesvExpert

          From the SRM FAQ Site Recovery Manager FAQ :

           

          What are the limitations with Site Recovery Manager Standard Edition?

          VMware Site Recovery Manager Standard Edition is subject to the following restrictions:

          (a) protect up to seventy-five (75) Virtual Machines within a physical facility or building

          (b) For each running copy of VMware Site Recovery Manager Standard Edition, manage up to seventy-five (75) Protected Virtual Machines

          If at any given time, the number of Protected Virtual Machines in subsections (a) or (b) exceeds seventy-five (75), You are required to upgrade all VMware Site Recovery Manager Standard Edition licenses to VMware Site Recovery Manager Enterprise Edition.

          Notwithstanding the foregoing, the SRM Standard Edition Restriction shall not apply if a failover of Protected Virtual Machines causes the number of Protected Virtual Machines to exceed the SRM Standard Edition Restriction within a physical facility or building for a reasonable period of time

          • 2. Re: VMware Site Recovery Manager Standard Licensing
            tvandenberghe Lurker

            Dear,

             

            We found the same text, but we are discussing this line: If at any given time, the number of Protected Virtual Machines in subsections (a) or (b) exceeds seventy-five (75), You are required to upgrade all VMware Site Recovery Manager Standard Edition licenses to VMware Site Recovery Manager Enterprise Edition.

             

            So if a customer has a site with 74 VMs to protect and one with 46 VMs to protect, can he use SRM standard to protect the two sites, if he installs two SRM instances?

             

            Kind regards,

            Thierry

            • 3. Re: VMware Site Recovery Manager Standard Licensing
              gs_khalsa Expert
              vExpertVMware Employees

              Yes, see the following text:

               

              Notwithstanding the foregoing, the SRM Standard Edition Restriction shall not apply if a failover of Protected Virtual Machines causes the number of Protected Virtual Machines to exceed the SRM Standard Edition Restriction within a physical facility or building for a reasonable period of time

               

              Let's say they failed over the 46 VMs (let's call it site A) to the site with 74 VM (site B) during a power outage at site A. When the power is restored at site A (a day or a week later) and they are able to fail back this would be supported. What wouldn't be (and would require purchasing enterprise licenses for the VMs at site B) is the power comes back and they redistribute the VMs such that now they have 76 VMs at B and 44 at A. Make sense?