Vsphere and KVM licensing cost comparison

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Hi, Can anyone help me out to simplify the understanding on the Vsphere and Redhat KVM virtualization licensing costs with an example(if possible)? Slightly confused on this ,it would be of great help to me. Thanks for your help Abhi

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vSphere licensing is very easy. You license the physical servers based on the number of physical CPUs. Each physical CPUs requires a license. You can create as many virtual machines under vSphere with no additional cost to VMware. Each virtual machine which has Windows installed will need to have a license purchased for it.

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  • abbis
    Hi Mrdenny, Thanks very much. As I understand the license being per CPU , so if my vSphere host is having 4 physical CPUs hence would require 4 licences. I hope this is ok. Now if I am having vCenter ,HA , VMotion etc , how does the license add up. Will you be able to help to clear that a bit.
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  • Colin Steele
    There are a lot of virtualization licensing tips here that should answer most of the vSphere questions you have: http://searchservervirtualization.techtarget.com/generic/0,295582,sid94_gci1517756,00.html. Hope that helps!
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