The musings of an IT Consultant:

Licensing

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July 31, 2011  11:06 PM

vSphere 5!



Posted by: Raj Perumal
Licensing, licensing costs, VMWare, vRAM, vSphere 5

Hi folks! So unless you have been hiding under a rock you will notice that vSphere 5 from VMware has been announced! With the new announcement is a whole host of new features but also a change in...

February 28, 2011  5:52 AM

6 core processors yield licensing questions



Posted by: Raj Perumal
ESX, ESXi, license, Licensing, multi-core, policy, virtual, Virtualization, VMWare, vSphere

Hi folks! So now with 6 core processors readily available for servers, the questions about VMware and multi-core licensing are starting to crop up again. Generally you license based on a certain amount of cores, and if you exceed that, you buy a license to upgrade you to more cores. However you...


November 30, 2010  5:58 PM

VMware Licensing Changes



Posted by: Raj Perumal
ESX, ESXi, Licensing, VMWare, vSphere

Hi folks! As you know, nothing is static in the IT world especially licensing! Earlier this year in September, VMware transitioned to per VM licensing for some of their products. Other products stayed with their original licensing model. This can get confusing for customers so VMware has it all...


June 30, 2010  9:31 PM

Licensing woes….



Posted by: Raj Perumal
Licensing

Hi everyone, I just wanted to touch on one of my pet peeves of IT. You guessed it, that's licensing! Now what do I hate about it so much? Well licensing is one of those necessary evils that we obviously have to endure due to the pirates of the world. I understand that. However the majority of...


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