6 Replies Latest reply on Dec 2, 2019 5:57 AM by 9990374530

    vSphere HA & DRS

    9990374530 Enthusiast

      Hi experts,


      If we disable only DRS, but HA is enabled, do we need to license all the virtual hosts for all the machines.




      3 VMs on a single host needs 2 x Win Svr 16 core licenses (assuming a normal machine not over 16 cores).

      If we have 2 VMware hosts with HA & DRS, we definitely need 2 x 2 = 4 x Win Svr 16 core


      If we disable DRS and manually distribute 1VM on one host, 2VMs on the other, but HA is enabled. May we assume, that we need to license each host with only 1 x Win Srv 16 Core?

      Do we have to disable HA as well to be compliant?