Major changes in VMware licensing

Brussels, 16.03.2016 - by Jan Ebrard

What changes?

Starting July 1st, vSphere Standard, vSphere Enterprise and vSphere Enterprise all with Operations Manager will no longer be available for purchase, the new licenses will be: vSphere Standard, vSphere Enterprise Plus and vSphere Enterprise Plus with Operations Manager

vCenter Server Standard now includes 25 Operating System Instances (OSI) Log Insight. Management

As from March 1st, all vRealize Suites include the Advanced version of vRealize Operations,  enabling SDDC monitoring for hybrid clouds for every vRealize Suite customer.

 

vRealize Suite Standard

vRealize Suite Advanced

vRealize Suite Enterprise

vRealize Operations Advanced

x

x

x

vRealize Log Insight

x

x

x

vRealize Business for Cloud Standard

x

x

x

vRealize Business Cloud Planning

-

x

x

vRealize Infrastructure Automation

-

x

x

vRealize Operations App Monitoring

-

-

x

vRealize Automation Enterprise

-

-

x

 

VMware introduces the Portable Licensing Unit (PLU), granting you the flexibility to use the same vRealize Suite license to manage workloads in a non-vSphere environment.

VMware Site Recovery Manager will no longer be a part of vCloud or vRealize Suite Enterprise. It will continue to be sold as a standalone product.

vCloud Suites are now comprised of VMware vSphere Enterprise Plus and vRealize Suite. This change significantly simplifies upgrade paths in your journey to the cloud.

Apart from the licensing policy changes announced by VMware, they also informed COMPAREX that starting April 1st, the pricelist will be updated to reflect the recent exchange rate fluctuations reflecting increases and decreases.

How am I impacted?

  • What vSphere edition are we using today?

  • What are our future needs?

  • What is the impact for our organization on the licensing changes concerning Operations Manager?

  • Do we currently user, or plan to use vRealize Operation Manager?

  • Are we entitled for current promotions?

  • How can I optimize my renewal budgets, taking in consideration the price changes

Further information

Please don’t hesitate to contact your sales representative, or our Solution Advisor for VMware Jan Ebrard – jan.ebrard@comparex.be - +32 (0)2 405 89 37 - +32 (0)473 75 01 62.

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