There’s some disinformation out there about the new VMware licensing. Let’s break through the madness and make some easy sense of the new VMware licensing model. We’ll split it in three categories: What Changed?, Maybe This Matters and Don’t Freak Out.
If you have a virtual server to physical server ratio of less than 10:1 (that’s 10 virtual servers for each host; I.e. if you have 3 physical host servers, but have 30 or less virtual machines) – then you don’t have to care. Nothing changes for you at all. Continue buying VMware licensing just like you always have and enjoy the bliss of leaving the drama to your momma.
Maybe This Matters
If you have a virtual server to physical server ratio between 10:1 and 15:1, call your friendly Zumasys Account Manager so we can crunch some numbers for you. It all depends on how much vRAM you’re allocating to each virtual server. We’ll take a look and help you decide whether it matters…or not.
Don’t Freak Out
So…turns out you’re one of those guys. You know who you are. You’ve got host servers rockin’ 128GB of RAM; you’re killin’ it with 50+ VMs per box. Yeah…this might have an impact on you. VMware took a look at their largest customers, and discovered an amazing thing…that we buy 2 CPU-based licenses and then over-allocate memory like RAM-hungry zombies. So they made the same move any of us would have made if vSphere were our product; they started charging us for the way we’re using it. So if this is you, then yeah…it is a change. But don’t freak out.
Give us a call, we’ll help demystify the madness, identify exactly how it’s going to impact your business…and everything will be just fine.
Don’t sweat…we’re here to help.
Your Friendly #GeekTranslator
PS – In case this wasn’t quite nerdy enough for you…here’s a matrix outlining the vRAM entitlement limits per license in the new model. Cheers.
Still not nerdy enough? Alight then…don’t get rowdy…here you go.