VMware is a virtualization infrastructure solution which allows multiple virtual machines (VM) to run on a single physical machine and share the resources of that single computer across multiple environments. Different virtual machines can run different operating systems and multiple applications on the same physical computer. You can visit VMware’s web site for more details.
All the VMware licenses offered under this site licensing program are on perpetual basis. Departments can enjoy product updates/upgrades and support services (7×24 support hotline at 8101 8178) during the program term. The products available for subscription under the program of 2017-2022 include-
- vCloud Suite Enterprise Solution (include vSphere Enterprise Plus and vRealize Suite Enterprise)
- vCenter Server Standard
- NSX Enterprise (Network virtualization and security platform)
- vSAN Advance (Virtual SAN storage)
- SRM Standard (Site Recovery Manager Standard)
- Workspace One Enterprise (Virtual desktop and mobile management)
Items 3-6 above are new additions offered under the 2017-2022 program.
Departments joining this site licensing program have to commit the subscription until the program expiry date on December 30, 2022. Subscription fee will be charged annually based on the VMware software subscribed. You can check out the price schedule under CF36.
In summary, vCloud Suite Enterprise Solution, vCenter Server Standard and Workspace One Enterprise are available for subscription by departments based on the no. of CPU sockets, no. of instances and no. of users respectively. To encourage a wider use of this site licensing program, departments subscribed the use of vCloud Suite Enterprise Solution can enjoy the use of NSX Enterprise, vSAN Advance and SRM Standard on the same no. of CPU sockets subscribed for vCloud Suite without additional charges.