Re: VMotion as failover solution

  • From: Paul Drake <bdbafh@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: Brandon.Allen@xxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2011 15:20:27 -0500

oops.
http://www.vmware.com/products/datacenter-virtualization/vsphere/mid-size-and-enterprise-business/compare-editions.html

The vRAM entitlement has been increased to 64 GB per socket for Enterprise
edition for ESXi v5.x.
"seasons greetings".
I'm sorry for posting stale, misinformation.

Additional bonus: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for Linux.

I think that I know of some blades that might be getting a few DIMMs in
their respective stockings ...

Paul

On Wed, Dec 14, 2011 at 1:55 PM, Paul Drake <bdbafh@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> One unexpected "bonus" in this area is - if "Advanced" was licensed for
> ESX/ESXi v4.x ... that can be converted to "Enterprise" for ESXi v5.x.
> The downside is if the host in which ESXi is installed has 2 sockets but
> say 96 GB of physical memory, the "Enterprise" license will only cover 32
> GB vRAM per socket/processor license.
>
> So one may gain features but have less memory to support the existing VMs
> out of a "free" upgrade from "v4.x Advanced" to "v5.x Enterprise".
> This could end up resulting in an additional "Enterprise" license being
> required per pair of sockets in order to support the 96 GB of memory in
> that host.
> "Its a win win!" </sarcasm>
>
> That's one way of dealing with ever-increasing processor core counts.
>
>
> On Wed, Dec 14, 2011 at 11:39 AM, Allen, Brandon <
> Brandon.Allen@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
>> I think that's almost right except that vMotion itself doesn't provide
>> automatic failover - you need their HA product specifically for that and
>> from my understanding they consider vMotion and HA to be two separate
>> things although they may be bundled together depending on what package you
>> buy.  The diagram at the link below shows that vMotion is included with
>> "vSphere Standard", but you have to buy "vSphere Enterprise" to get their
>> "High Availability" and "Fault Tolerance" products:
>>
>> http://www.vmware.com/products/vsphere/mid-size-and-enterprise-business/buy.html
>>
>> Here is another link that might help clarify the differences:
>>
>> http://communities.vmware.com/message/1864497
>>
>> You'd probably be best speaking with one of their sales people (and have
>> them include a tech resource too if possible) to get the details for your
>> specific situation.
>>
>> Regards,
>> Brandon
>>
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