VMWare Socket License

Last post 12-08-2016, 7:07 PM by Mitesh. 2 replies.
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  • VMWare Socket License
    Posted: 12-16-2015, 1:40 PM

    Hi Team,

    We are planning to buy VMWare Socket license based on the number of ESXi. However based on the requirement , we might take few servers backup as agent based for few servers ... Will that be possible , if we buy VMware socket licenses not with capacity based or client based ?

    Kindly please do let me know and also if not , do we have anny document specifically regarding this



  • Re: VMWare Socket License
    Posted: 12-23-2015, 5:57 AM

    Hi Ram,

    This is the generic answer I got from the Licensing Team. If there is anything specific I have missed out please let me know. Best to state whether you already have a CommCell ID, Account Manager, Support Contract, etc.


    It sounds like you want to purchase the cSIM solution set per socket. This method does this by VSA, no agent in guest. 
    If you want to protect a few servers which are Windows based applications (Exchange, SQL, SharePoint) using the agent based method, you can purchase the vAPP add-on which supports standalone (no clustering) DB-level protection.
    If you want to protect file servers, then you will need file system iDAs which are not included with the cSIM bundles. In this case, you would need DPF. This is because an agent in guest approach treats the VM as if it were physical hence, the metering is different. These VMs would no longer be metered under cSIM but under DPF (You cannot split VMs between cSIM and DPF if using the VSA method). Solution sets can only be mixed with capacity licensing.


    Kind Regards



  • Re: VMWare Socket License
    Posted: 12-08-2016, 7:07 PM

    As per my understanding ,socket licensing would be counted against any VM sitting on that socket and being backed up.

    For eg :you have 100 VM's on total 50 CPU hyperv sockets in cluster ..and you want to only backup 10 using socket licensing ..i guess that would be hard to predict untill you have those VM's specific to a single Hyper V with 10 sockets .


    Looking for some more comments .

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