vSphere 5 License Overview

Hi guys,

Found this post about the new vSpehere licence model.

Here a piece of the post.

“Before you upgrade to VMware vSphere 5, run the tool below to learn how much vRAM you are currently using and how much you are entitled to under vSphere 5 licensing.

Because vSphere 5 licensing is based on a per-processor basis with vRam entitlements, you need to make sure all license keys you have purchased are entered into vCenter Server.

The following vRAM entitlements will be given per license type: Continue reading “vSphere 5 License Overview”

VMware vSphere 4 versus vSphere 5 for VDI desktops licensing cost calculator

Hi guys,

Brian Madden has taken the time to make an excellent spreadsheet to calculate the license costs between vSphere 4 and vSphere 5. Check this page to download the spreadsheet.

Until next time.

Greetz,
Jack

Microsoft make changes to Core CAL Licensing

Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) 2011 is bringing announcement of a number of things such as new versions of System Center products, deeper integration between Microsoft products and, also Licensing.

Most Microsoft server products require a CAL (Client Access Licence) for each User/Device accessing the server software. To help reduce cost and licensing complexity, Microsoft offer 2 bundles that contain a number of these CALs: dsd Continue reading “Microsoft make changes to Core CAL Licensing”

Topology and Licensing Example of a Medium SharePoint 2010 Server Farm

This topology is typically used for medium farms with the ability to expand to a large farm.  In terms of performance, capacity, and scalability, a three-tier topology is recommended over a two-tier topology.  A three-tier topology provides the most efficient physical and logical layout to support scaling out or scaling up, and provides better distribution of services across the member servers of the farm.  The Web Front-End servers should be Load Balanced, and the Database servers should be in an Active/Passive cluster. Continue reading “Topology and Licensing Example of a Medium SharePoint 2010 Server Farm”

Configure a KMS Host for Office 2010 Volume Activation

If you are deploying volume license editions of Office 2010 in your organization, you have two possible methods for activating Office 2010 on client systems. Continue reading “Configure a KMS Host for Office 2010 Volume Activation”

Understand and Plan Your Office 2010 Volume Activation Options

When you deploy Volume License editions of Office 2010, you have two primary methods available for activating the software on client systems. (Not to mention some variations on those methods.)

The Two Main Approaches are: Continue reading “Understand and Plan Your Office 2010 Volume Activation Options”

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 KMS Client Setup Keys

This guide describes Microsoft® Volume Activation deployment concepts. Volume Activation consists of two technologies—Key Management Service (KMS) and Multiple Activation Key (MAK)—that allow Volume Licensing customers to activate Volume License editions of the Windows® 7 and Windows Server® 2008 R2 operating systems. The Volume Licensing Service Center at https://www.microsoft.com/licensing/servicecenter/ provides more information about Volume Licensing.

Windows 7 KMS Client Setup Keys:

Windows 7 Professional – FJ82H-XT6CR-J8D7P-XQJJ2-GPDD4
Windows 7 Professional N – MRPKT-YTG23-K7D7T-X2JMM-QY7MG
Windows 7 Enterprise – 33PXH-7Y6KF-2VJC9-XBBR8-HVTHH
Windows 7 Enterprise N – YDRBP-3D83W-TY26F-D46B2-XCKRJ
Windows 7 Enterprise E – C29WB-22CC8-VJ326-GHFJW-H9DH4

Windows Server 2008 R2 HPC Edition – FKJQ8-TMCVP-FRMR7-4WR42-3JCD7
Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter – 74YFP-3QFB3-KQT8W-PMXWJ-7M648
Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise – 489J6-VHDMP-X63PK-3K798-CPX3Y
Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-Based Systems – GT63C-RJFQ3-4GMB6-BRFB9-CB83V
Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard – YC6KT-GKW9T-YTKYR-T4X34-R7VHC
Windows Web Server 2008 R2 – 6TPJF-RBVHG-WBW2R-86QPH-6RTM4

More information about activation can be found here.