licenses are calculated per cpu and not per core.
ESXi hosts are licensed with vSphere licenses. Each vSphere license has a certain CPU capacity that you can use to license multiple physical CPUs on ESXi hosts. When you assign a vSphere license to a host, the amount of CPU capacity consumed equals the number of physical CPUs in the host. vSphere Desktop that is intended for VDI environments is licensed on per virtual machine basis....
Is it only a single host that you're going to use?
VMware offers licenses in different price ranges (even free ones), and it actually depends on your needs which one to purchase/use.
vCenter Server is licensed per instance, and the ESXi hosts are licensed by physical CPUs. However VMware also offers Kist which include everything for a small environment at low cost (e.g. a vSphere Essentials Kit).
Thanks a bunch for jumping in, so in my case I have 2 sockets 14 cores, that mean I should look into 28 CPU x 2 as there are two ESXI host with the same structure? or sockets are CPUs?
Thanks a bunch for the patience
there are two host.
where I am confused is how to find how many CPU do I have on a 2 socket 14 core machine?
is it 2 CPU
is it 14 CPU
is it 28 CPU
that is what I want to find out.
Thanks again all
The physical CPUs have to be licensed. With current ESXi versions, there's no Core limitation.
However, VMware recently announced that CPUs with more than 32 Cores will require additional incenses in the next version.
please confirm if this statement is correct
sockets are physical CPUs