Product Announcements

Adjusting the New vRAM Model with vSphere 5 – We Heard You!

Hi folks, just wanted to make sure you read our announcement today on the Rethink IT blog. We have made 3 key changes to the new vRAM entitlements introduced with vSphere 5. We have listened to our customers and partners and this series of adjustments should make everything better for everyone.

Just to recap, the three enhancements we made to the model are as follows:

1. Raising the vRAM entitlements across all editions and kits. Essentials, Essentials Plus, and Standard offerings jump 33% to 32GB of vRAM per 1 CPU. Enterprise and Enterprise Plus double their vRAM entitlements to 64GB and 96GB per 1 CPU respectively.

2. 96GB vRAM cap for each VM. While you can create a VM with up to 1 TB of vRAM the amount we count against the pool will never exceed 96GB. So, no single VM is ever more than 1 license of Enterprise Plus

3. The high water mark that we used to make sure you had enough license in the environment changes to a 12 month rolling average. This will make an spikes in useage even out over time and not force you to have licenses just to cover a infrequent spike in use. This is the same model we use for our per VM management products.

Please read Bogomil's official blog entry here when you have a chance.