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  • 1.  Difference in licensing in 5 vs 6

    Posted Nov 30, 2015 07:38 PM


    Can someone please clearify what this is stating.  It seems they are saying the same thing two dfferent ways.  I am assuming that is not the case since the host guide calls this specifically:

    The License Service in vSphere 6.0 manages the licensing data for all ESXi hosts, Virtual SAN clusters, and


    solutions that are associated with the vCenter Server 6.0 systems in the vSphere environment. However,


    every standalone vCenter Server 5.5 system manages the licensing data only for the hosts, solutions, and


    Virtual SAN clusters that are associated with that system . Licensing data for linked vCenter Server 5.5


    systems is replicated only for the vCenter Server 5.5 systems in the group.



  • 2.  RE: Difference in licensing in 5 vs 6

    Posted Dec 01, 2015 10:38 AM

    Hi,

    in my opinion they just says:

    - All licensing data associated with vSphere 6 products are replicated only between Platform Services Controllers joined in one vCenter SSO domain.

    - Licensing data for vSphere 6 assets are NOT replicated to other vCenter server 5.5 systems connected to the same PSC.

    - So NO licensing data for vCenter 5.5 assets are replicated through any Platfrom Services Controller.

    ---> Licensing data for linked  vCenter Server 5.5 systems is replicated only BETWEEN vCenter Server 5.5 systems in the group.

    For the complete picture see this part of documenattion to catch the difference:

    In vSphere 5.x, the license management and reporting functions resides in individual vCenter Server systems. vSphere 6.0 introduces the License Service included in the Platform Services Controller.

    The License Service provides common license inventory and management capabilities to the   vCenter Server systems that are registered to a   Platform Services Controller or multiple   Platform Services Controllers that are joined in one vCenter Single Sign-On domain.    

    During the upgrade of the  vCenter Server systems that are connected to a  Platform Services Controller, their licensing data is transferred to the License Service. The licensing data includes the available licenses and license assignments for hosts,  vCenter Server systems, Virtual SAN clusters, and other products that you use with vSphere.

    After the upgrade of the  vCenter Server systems completes, the License Services stores the available licenses and manages the license assignments for the entire vSphere environment.

    If your vSphere environment consists of multiple  Platform Services Controllers joined in one vCenter Single Sign-On domain, the License Service in every  Platform Services Controller contains a replica of the licensing data for the entire environment.