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Status Not under consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 26, 2019

VMware licenses ordering

Because of the way license keys are used in VMware for vSAN especially, we should be able to order a license key of the amount of CPU that we need in our cluster.  License key are assign to each cluster not host.  So if my cluster has 10 hosts at 2 CPUs each, i'll need a 20 CPUs license keys, but portal only offer us to order 1,2 or 4 CPUs.


Than you ask support to combine key, which they do, but it doesn't reflect in the portal.  Management of licensing become a mess for clients who prefer to use bare metal offering.  I know IBM bypass that in their VCS offering by using large keys which they don't offer their clients.

Idea priority Medium
  • Admin
    Alecia Ramsay
    Aug 28, 2023

    VMware is updating their license model and are becoming more strict with the key assignment. IBM will be updating our license key management solution in the future to match VMware's model.

  • Guest
    Nov 22, 2019

    Updated this to an epic for our development team to start sizing. Thank you for your feedback!