New vSphere Licensing

Now that vSphere has been announced and the release date is rapidly approaching, customers have been asking what the new licensing will look like.  For one, they have switched licensing back to SINGLE processor licenses and have scrapped the FlexLM license database and went to easier 25 digit license codes.  The four editions of vSphere 4 will be Standard, Advanced, Enterprise and Enterprise Plus.  The licenses from the slide below are list and will probably be available from your favorite partner at a discount.


Like others have mentioned, the initial release of vSphere will not initially support VMware’s View, SRM, Lab Manager, Stage Manager and Lifecycle Manager products.