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Hi. We are currently running an ESXi 5 host under the free license and are interested in how we can add a new physical processor to this machine, and how much the license would cost to do so.

Seems complicated on the Vmware site! Is there a way to buy a license for a single physical host that will remove the single physical CPU limitation?

If so what is the product called?

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the cheapest you can get by is to purchase the essentials kit

http://store.vmware.com/store/vmware/en_US/DisplayProductDetailsPage/productID.233860600

up to 3 hosts adn 2 processors per host ($560)
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Actually, there is no cost if you want to add a new physical processor to your ESXi 5 host under the free license. There is no Physical CPU limit for the host on the Free licenses.

The different between free license and paid licenses are the VMware features

As both experts suggested, Essentials kit is a really good starting point to use for your VMware environment as its really inexpensive and it also comes with vCenter. I would highly recommend it as well.

Hope this helps.
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Earlier for v5.0, VMware had the vRAM licensing entitlement which has been deprecated now.

The current VMware Licensing for ESXi v5.1 is per CPU socket on the ESXi host, although the number of vCPUs (number of virtual CPUs which can be provided to a VM) changes based on a license.
The URL mentioned below shows licensing entitlement for all the SKUs available.

http://www.vmware.com/in/products/datacenter-virtualization/vsphere/compare-kits.html
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Thanks!
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