VMware Esxi Licensing

Meraj mohd
Meraj mohd used Ask the Experts™
on
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??
Comment
Watch Question

Do more with

Expert Office
EXPERT OFFICE® is a registered trademark of EXPERTS EXCHANGE®
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:
https://www.vmware.com/content/dam/digitalmarketing/vmware/en/pdf/products/vsphere/vmware-vsphere-vsom-pricing-whitepaper.pdf

Also a good article here:
https://www.nakivo.com/blog/a-guide-to-vmware-vsphere-editions-and-licensing-which-one-do-you-need/

Thanks

Author

Commented:
Many Thanks
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
Fellow 2018
Expert of the Year 2017

Commented:
Do the links posted help you or would you like to ask more questions and have a discussion?

Do more with

Expert Office
Submit tech questions to Ask the Experts™ at any time to receive solutions, advice, and new ideas from leading industry professionals.

Start 7-Day Free Trial