VMware announce upcoming license update

Posted on 20 February, 2020

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VMware will soon be charging double licensing fees for CPUs with more than 32 cores.

Effective from April 2nd 2020, VMware is changing its per-CPU pricing model in which they will now require one license for up to 32 physical cores. If a CPU has more than 32 cores, additional CPU licenses will need to be purchased. For example, if a customer has a 64-core processor, 2 VMware CPU licenses will need to be purchased.

This change will impact data centre processors with high core counts such as 2nd Generation AMD EPYC™ and the next generation of CPUs from Intel®.

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