VMware Esxi Licensing

Meraj mohd
Meraj mohd used Ask the Experts™
Dear Expersts,

I need to understand licensing of VMware vCenter, I have two host VMware Esxi, First host have 7 VMs and second have 2 for fail over scenario. I want to understand how we licensed VMware ESXi and VMs that would running on it is also required to licensed??
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Hi Meraj,

Licensing is customized based on the functionality/features you require as well as HW factors.

I'd recommend reviewing VMware whitepaper in regards to their licensing:

Also a good article here:



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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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Expert of the Year 2017

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