What’s new in VMware Licensing (Q1,2016 Update)

vSphere & vSphere With Operation Management (vSOM) 2016 packaging changes:

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As you can see vSphere Enterprise , vSOM Standard & vSOM Enterprise are no longer available , effective from June 30 , 2016 these licneses will not be available to buy.

vCenter Server Packaging changes:

vCenter Server standard now will come with 25 OSIs of vRealize Log Insight for vCenter Server by default. There will be no change to the vCenter server foundation although.

Upgrade Options available for customers:

  • existing vSphere Enterprise customer can upgrade to vSphere Enterprise plus at a 50% discount between Feb 10,2016 and June 25,2016
  • existing vSphere with operations management Enterprise customer can upgrade to vSphere with operation management Enterprise plus at a 50% discount between Feb 10,2016 and June 25,2016

vRealize Suite ( vRS ) and vCloud (vCS) licensing Changes :

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Application monitoring is one of the features in vRealize operations enterprise edition. It is included in vRealize suite enterprise edition and available as an add-on capability for vRealize suite standard and advanced.

vCloud suite aligned to vRealize suite . Available as a convenience bundle with vSphere.

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VMware also introduced a new portable licensing for vRealize which protects a customer investment in VMware. With the new portable licensing customer can switch between private and public cloud or between vSphere and non vSphere hosts.4.png

Portable licensing restricted to vRS only (including vRS in vCS) . It does not apply to vSphere , vSOM and standalone management products.

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