Since the Official launch of VMware vSphere 5, the  hottest topic been discuss in virtualization is all about the new license been implemented by VMware more than what’s new in vSphere 5. After few weeks of complain, discussion and feedback from the users or partner, there are rumours saying that vmware is now ready to revise the license with better capacity limit per CPU sockets.

Here are some of the details to share, which been discuss on the internet frequently and yet to be announced and verified with VMware.

  • VMware vSphere 5 Essentials will give a 24GB vRAM entitlement
  • VMware vSphere 5 Essentials Plus will give a 32GB vRAM entitlement
  • Max vRAM in Essentials / Essentials Plus will be maxed at 192GB vRAM
  • VMware vSphere 5 Standard vRAM entitlement has changed to 32GB
  • VMware vSphere 5 Enterprise vRAM entitlement will be doubled to 64GB
  • VMware vSphere 5 Enterprise Plus vRAM entitlement will be doubled to 96GB

Well, looks like VMware do listen to the feedback, if the above is correct, I think it at least make more sense compare to the previous information been released. One thing i had found from the discussion forum, high consolidation ration no longer unacceptable in fact it had been well adopted by world wide users. Those feedback on the forum had shown that most production host today are beyond 96GB memory with 2 x 6 cores in place tody.

Let’s wait for the announcement from VMware to verify the statement above.