Archive for April, 2009

Questions to VMware new licensing model

Posted on April 24th, 2009 in Virtualization, vSphere | No Comments »

I read through a lot of articles this week and spoke to numbers of users and friends who are the current VMware customers and future potential customers, and I found there are numbers of questions we need VMware to provide a better and clear answer to all of us. While we are excited with the new features from VMware vSphere, but the licensing model they apply now is killing the happiness of the customers.

Technodrone had highlighted couples of the important points that stated by the official document from VMware and I am absolutely agree that VMware need to answer these questions. Now it had started another heat discussion which turn the happy customers to become an unhappy customers soon as you will be forced to pay more if what Technodrone stated is correct. Existing enterprise users and new enterprise users will be forced to be upgraded to enterprise plus version to keep the system running, and I think VMware has to clear this up ASAP.

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VMware and competitor

Posted on April 23rd, 2009 in Hyper-V, vSphere, Xen | 1 Comment »

I was just came back from Sime Darby Convention Centre – HP ProLiant G6 Servers Launch event and VMware competitor “Citrix” and “Microsoft” representative talked about Microsoft Hyper-V and Citrix Xen hypervisor. Anything interesting? Seriously, both of them talked about marketing bull shit! If I’m have not try VMware, Hyper-V or Xen before, probably I may interested with the presentation.

If you’re looking at technical point of view, personally I think VMware competitor is few year behind VMware vSphere. Check out more detail about VMware vSphere 4 Cheat Sheet posted by Jason Boche.

Referring to costing, I don’t agreed with what Citrix presented during the event this morning. You’re always try to tell customer pay if you need it. What are you talking about? Are you trying to tell Enterprise customers don’t use HA or don’t use those features provided? How about Microsoft Hyper-V cost comparison?
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6 cores limitation per socket for vSphere enterprise

Posted on April 22nd, 2009 in Virtualization, vSphere | 3 Comments »

As the new licensing model from VMware vSphere 4, it clearly show that you may require additional 620USD per sockets to entitle yourself for the enterprise plus if which come with 12 cores per sockets, host profiles, distribution switch and etc.

For existing enterprise users, they will no longer entitle everything as they did in the past due to the new scheme that will apply by vmware. There is a clause which stated by the official documentation released from vmware.

” vSphere Enterprise is available for USD$2,875 per one processor with up to six cores for use on a server with up to 256GB    of    memory. “

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VMware vSphere Screen Saver

Posted on April 22nd, 2009 in Announcement, vSphere | 2 Comments »

If you are interesting to get the VMware vSphere screen saver to your personal desktop or laptop, you can pickup a copy of it from here which uploaded by

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VMware vSphere 4

Posted on April 21st, 2009 in Virtualization | 3 Comments »

VMware vSphere 4 will be officially launch tonight at 9am PDT time zone. As we are sitting in Asia, there are 15 hours different away from us, and most of the guys may not able to join the web cast tonight.

VMware vSphere is the industry’s first cloud operating system, transforming IT infrastructures into a private cloud—a collection of internal clouds federated on-demand to external clouds—delivering IT infrastructure as an easily accessible service. Enable the next generation of flexible, reliable IT services with the efficiency and low cost of cloud computing—featuring uncompromising control over service levels.

Below is a quick screen shot which explain the new licensing model which will apply for the vSphere 4 the next generation of ESX Server from VMware.


Official VMTN Blog
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