Solved

vmware license

Posted on 2013-11-01
9
299 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-06
Question on vsphere license.
if i buy 1 cPU license what will happen if I have a server with 2 socket CPU with 8 core?
Does this mean that once CPU will not work?
0
Comment
Question by:sara2000
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
9 Comments
 
LVL 119
ID: 39617118
If both sockets are populated, e.g. you have a Dual Processor (2 Processor) server.

That's correct.

Because you are only licensed for a single CPU, and sometimes, you may need to remove the 2nd CPU!
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:Aravind Sivaraman
ID: 39617160
When you are entering the license key for the ESXi host, it should throw an message : license key cannot be applied for this entity
0
 

Author Comment

by:sara2000
ID: 39618290
License key(s) for VMware vSphere 5 Essentials PLUS for 1 processor

Then the license key says  6 CPUs,
What the 1 processor for?
0
PRTG Network Monitor: Intuitive Network Monitoring

Network Monitoring is essential to ensure that computer systems and network devices are running. Use PRTG to monitor LANs, servers, websites, applications and devices, bandwidth, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and many more. PRTG is easy to set up & use.

 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:Aravind Sivaraman
ID: 39618377
Then the license key says  6 CPUs,

Open in new window


The license key which you are using can be used to license 6 CPU in any combination

6 host with 1 CPU each or 3 host with 2 CPU each
0
 
LVL 119
ID: 39618452
VMware Licenses are licensed per processor.

With Essentails Kit, you have a bundle of 6 processor licenses.
0
 

Author Comment

by:sara2000
ID: 39627349
I made a mistake of buying it. I bought 1 CPU license key instead of 2CPUs.
Can I buy another 1 cPU license and add or I have to return the one which bought and buy 2 CPU key?
0
 
LVL 119
ID: 39627361
What license did you purchase?
0
 

Author Comment

by:sara2000
ID: 39627424
Enteprise. The server has 2CPU.
vcentre ishowing only 1 cpu key left.
if i Buy anothe cPU then it will show as 2CPUs left,
How do i assign 2 key to one host?
0
 
LVL 119

Accepted Solution

by:
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
ID: 39627567
VMware should be able to add/combine licenses to your existing license, in the MyVMware License Panel.

and after entering this new license, you will be able to assign the reset of the licenses.
0

Featured Post

Netscaler Common Configuration How To guides

If you use NetScaler you will want to see these guides. The NetScaler How To Guides show administrators how to get NetScaler up and configured by providing instructions for common scenarios and some not so common ones.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

If we need to check who deleted a Virtual Machine from our vCenter. Looking this task in logs can be painful and spend lot of time, so the best way to check this is in the vCenter DB. Just connect to vCenter DB(default DB should be VCDB and using…
This article outlines why you need to choose a backup solution that protects your entire environment – including your VMware ESXi and Microsoft Hyper-V virtualization hosts – not just your virtual machines.
Advanced tutorial on how to run the esxtop command to capture a batch file in csv format in order to export the file and use it for performance analysis. He demonstrates how to download the file using a vSphere web client (or vSphere client) and exp…
This video shows you how easy it is to boot from ISO images for virtual machines with the ISO images stored on a local datastore on the ESXi host.

860 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question