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News: VMware Announces Updates to vSphere 5 vRAM Licensing

In response to numerous concerns voiced in the community and on this web site VMware has announced an update to the vRAM based licensing for vSphere 5.  The key changes are:

  • Increased vRAM entitlements for all vSphere editions, including the doubling of the entitlements for vSphere Enterprise and Enterprise Plus.
  • Capped the amount of vRAM counted in any given VM, so that no VM, not even the “monster” 1TB vRAM VM, would cost more than one vSphere Enterprise Plus license.
  • Adjusted the model to be much more flexible around transient workloads and short-term spikes that are typical in environments such as test and development. Continue reading News: VMware Announces Updates to vSphere 5 vRAM Licensing