At the second half of the year, this VxRail Appliance VLP (vSphere Loyalty Program) option should be the only option available?
I have worked in many customers , and this is a very relevant information for projects that will happen..
w1ll1ng and others:
VxRail models ordered with the “bundled” vSphere license (also know as the non-VLP option) come with a vSphere Standard license. This is a change from what was in the Sales Accreditation and also from VSPEX BLUE. This change allowed us to reduce the entry price for VxRail significantly for customer who do not need vSphere Enterprise+ making us more price competitive. Customers who want Enterprise functionality, in particular the ability to balance performance across the cluster (provided by VMware vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler or DRS) need to choose the option to bring their own vSphere Enterprise+ licenses (also known as the VLP option). We have found that customers who want Enterprise+ functionality with vxRail commonly have existing ELA’s for vSphere and this option provides them the most cost effective way to do so. These customers could also leverage a vSphere Enterprise+ license purchased through their preferred channel partner or directly from VMware.
vSphere Distributed Switch (VDS) functionality is enabled on all VxRail models in all cases as part of VMware Virtual SAN, regardless of the vSphere license type.
I just wanted to say thank you very much for your response and official information on the vSphere licenses query.
We really appreciate this.
Thanks to all the other answers from everyone else.
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A customer has a quarter rack greenplum. The green plum brings 2 switches and 1 additional switch for management.
Customer wants to buy VXrail60 to deploy virtual application servers and have a doubt whether he can connect VXrail Appliance to the greenplum nodes. Is this possible?
Or do they need to add additional switches to connect VXrail and then uplink these switches to the greenplum switches.
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