VMware abandons CPU based licensing model

With the release of vSphere 4.1, VMware has released a new licensing model.

The management products below change from a CPU-based pricing model to one that is VM-based.

  • VMware vCenter CapacityIQ;
  • VMware vCenter AppSpeed;
  • VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager;
  • VMware vCenter Chargeback.

Until December 15th these product can be offered both ways, CPU-, or VM-based.

As of today VMware vCenter Lifecycle Manager is end-of-sale.

This new licensing model has no impact on VMware vSphere licensing!

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