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Vsphere upgrade licensing question

I am going to have to upgrade an old HP DL 580 G5 to a new Dell R720. The old server has 4 cpu sockets and 128 gigs of ram. The new Dell has two cpu sockets and 120gigs of ram. Will I be able to upgrade the licence across two new Dell R720s since these are only dual socket servers? I will be upgrading from ESX 4 to ESX 5.
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just be aware v5 uses a new licence model for vram not physical memory so just be aware as v5 you can add loads of vram to the vm but your licence will go up because of this new licence model
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So really the thing to watch is how much ram you are using it sounds like. Does vram go aggregate for every host under the vsphere server?
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Yes, no issues. Go for it.
imho they have just done it as in the future using more virtual ram will grow as new servers come with more physical ram