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vBoost to vRAM Entitlements in vSphere 5 Licensing

VMware has made some welcome changes to the vSphere 5 Licensing Model and more specifically on vRAM Entitlements allowed on all editions of vSphere 5 . In one of my earlier posts ,  has shared my thoughts on the new vSphere 5 Licensing that was introduced on July 12 along with the launch of vSphere 5. Based on Strong feedback from Customers & VMware Communities, VMware has now updated the vRAM entitlement limits on all editions of vSphere 5.

What has changed ?

  • vRAM Entitlement on all editions of vSphere 5 has now been increased.

  • Calculation will now be based on a 12-month average of consumed vRAM.
  • Amount of vRAM calulated per VM is now resticted to 96GB per VM

Note : This change will NOT be reflected in the native vCenter Server 5 vRAM reporting capability at GA time; it will be included in a future vCenter Server 5 update release

When VMware introduced the new licensing model along with the launch of vSphere 5 , There were lot of interests and questions raised over vRAM Entitlements. VMware has to be definitely appreciated for the fact that they have listened to Customer feedback and has modified their licensing policy.

Alan Renouf has updated his License Validator Tool and the latest one can be downloaded from here.

 

 

You can find the complete details of this announcement from VMware over here

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