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VMware licenses

What is the core difference in between ESXi 4 and 5 in terms of cpu, RAM,no. of VM  etc.
please provide me link for ESXi license and pricing.
Like to introduce vCentre server- please provide some idea on license- how vCentre license works and its pricing. thanks Joyjohn
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
This pdf defines it nicely


The difference is vRAM, but this is all to change again shortly, with the release of VMware vSphere 5.1 (end of August 2012).

In 4.1, there was no memory limit, and licenses were per CPU, and Cores.

In 5.0, Cores restrictions were lifted, but licensing was based on vRAM used.

Pricing is available from the www.vmware.com website.
andyalderSaggar makers bottom knockerCommented:
Getting rid of vRAM licensing limit? Yippee. They'll probably impose some other unpleasant limit though, they have to make a profit.
joyjohnAuthor Commented:
thanks hanccocka, so in 5.0 what's the limit in vRAM and CPU?
in esxi 4.1 free version how many cpu.cores can be setup?
in 5.0 what's the core and cpu restriction?
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
in 5.0, it depends on what licenses you purchase. See pdf document.

ESXi 4.1 - 1 physical CPU can be used up to 6 cores.

5.0 - many cores, no restriction. But only 32GB per CPU in the free version.
you can just call to Vmware licensing support team for more details
as present time licensing are changed after VSphere 5 version.
licensing-management@vmware.com this is email id

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