Archive for the ‘Licensing’ tag
Good overview on VMware Horizon Suite 1.0 licensing in the VMware Knowledge Base. This article shows how the products are licensed and which components are included.
VMware is going to launch the new customer interaction platform My VMware soon. As of the website: https://www.vmware.com/accounts/ there will be a maintanance on 13/14.04.2012 (this weekend) to upgrade to My VMware.
Meanwhile there is the new My VMware App available in the AppStore. If you’re using an iPhone or iPad go and get the new client and be prepared for the new platform.
Brian Madden has published a good read on Microsofts Licensing policies for virtual desktops environments and how he says, Microsoft is screwing us with four specific topics.
- No SPLA for Windows VDA
- Hosting providers aren’t allowed to let two customers share the same server or storage
- Arcane rules about on-premise devices
- Microsoft won’t disclose how OnLive licensing works
As a message of protest, Brian is not attending the annual MVP meeting in Redmond.
The VMguru.nl guys have published a brilliant article about Windows 7 licensing in a VMware View infrastructure. The article covers SA, VDA, RUR, KMS and loads more. Check this article to get more information on the Windows 7 licensing. Great work!
Two days ago VMware announced the new version of vSphere which also comes with a new licensing model which is based on the vRAM. This is the first cloud licensing model but in case of VMware View you’ll still be able to license your desktops per concurrent connection. VMware also has a new SKU for a vSphere Edition especially for hosting desktops. As others already have written great articles about that today I’ll not start a new post but refer you to one. Check Think Loud for a summary.