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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.

  • Guest
  • Sep 26 2019
  • Future Backlog
  • Guest commented
    22 Nov, 2019 06:34pm

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

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