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Unique and Key Features-Benifits for VSphere 6.5 Enterprise plus licencing and Platinum?
What is benifits and limits of ROBO Licensing?
How Licencing is changed in 5.x,then 6.x
Features/Solutions need seperate Licensing/Key
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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Unique and Key Features-Benifits for VSphere 6.5 Enterprise plus licencing and Platinum?

The following PDF compares Enterprise Plus and Platinum

https://www.vmware.com/content/dam/digitalmarketing/vmware/en/pdf/vsphere/vmw-flyr-comparevsphereeditions-uslet.pdf

What is benifits and limits of ROBO Licensing?

ROBO - Remote Offices... there is a VMware pdf here

https://www.vmware.com/content/dam/digitalmarketing/vmware/en/pdf/products/vsphere/vmware-vsphere-remote-office-branch-office-editions-datasheet.pdf

Features/Solutions need seperate Licensing/Key

Each vSphere key is unique and activates the various functions for each license and feature, e.g. Enterprise Plus is a different key to Platinum, or vSAN, vCenter Server.

How Licencing is changed in 5.x,then 6.x

it's not changed it's exactly the same other than 6.x product keys are differnet to 5.x, e.g. 5.x key will not activate 6.x functions.

But key lengths are the same. There are different vSphere versions now compared to 5.x.
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Thanks Andrew,Is it same to use Ent. Plus with vcops/vrops? or if part of platinum?
is Robo licensing actually required and benifitial in which scenario?
i mean key difference with respect to cost n feature like if we go with existing Ent .Licensing or if ROBO is actually required?
Unique benifits/features we get in 6.5 Ent. plus licensing?
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ROBO is for remote offices please see the PDF above to see if you are applicable.

Platinum had additional features not included in Enterprise Plus please read the VMware links I posted above they contain all the details.

if you are trying to reduce license costs it’s best to start with which features do you require?
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Thanks
kevinhsiehNetwork Engineer

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ROBO is never required. It is an optional alternative to per processor licensing, but is only available for certain environments. ROBO is not licensed to be used in a datacenter or main office.

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