VMware Volume Software Licensing Program

VMware Licensing Program Comparison Chart

To learn more about volume licensing or to place an order, contact your Dell software sales representative.

VMware®Enterprise License Agreement (ELA)VMware Purchasing Program (VPP)
Program typeContractualContractual
Organizations servedProvides volume discounts to companies and other organizations 
implementing virtualization
Provides discounts to companies and other organizations purchasing in smaller volumes to implement virtualization
Key benefitsBrings reduced software licensing costs and the fastest time-to-value to organizations of any sizeBrings reduced software licensing costs to organizations of any size
Signed contract requiredYesYes
TermNegotiable12 months
Forecasting requiredMay be required, depending on the type of ELA purchasedNo
Minimum purchase requirementNegotiableYes
Minimum reorderNegotiableYes
Upgrade protectionNegotiableAvailable for purchase
Technical supportAvailable for purchaseAvailable for purchase
MediaFree electronic software download (ESD) includedFree electronic software download (ESD) included

  1. VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS)

    01 Jan 2010

    VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) dynamically allocates and balances computing capacity across a collection of hardware resources aggregated into logical resource pools.