So what is new in these licensing changes? Basically, VMware is introducing a physical core licensing to its per-CPU license. VMware software has always been licensed by per physical CPU with unlimited physical cores on that CPU. With this change, each CPU license will be limited to 32 physical cores.
Will the customer be affected? Most customers, will not be affected since most servers are using Intel CPU which currently has not exceeded 36 physical cores. However, those running the latest AMD CPU, will be affected as there will be more licenses required.
Here is the VMware announcement. This will apply to all VMware software.
One of the questions that are commonly asked, will be if my CPU has more than 32 cores (example 48 cores) and I am using two physical CPUs, do I…