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  • 1.  license (KITS)

    Posted Aug 30, 2014 09:41 AM

    can i use vmware essential kit (RBO) in my one datacenter?

    RBO ( retail branch office).

    this kit comes with min 10 sites and 3 hosts in one site.

    can any one comment on it. is it a good idea to buy essential kit instead of buying separate enterprise license.

    If i have around 100 CPUs on my hosts, then i have to buy  3 sites only.

    for virtual center i can buy separate standard license.

    What are the difference between RBO kit and enterprise license ?

    Is this workable?

  • 2.  RE: license (KITS)
    Best Answer

    Posted Aug 30, 2014 11:09 AM

    VMware recently changed licensing for the vSphere Remote Office Branch Office Editions. Please take a look at VMware vSphere Editions and Kits Comparison for changes in licensing.


  • 3.  RE: license (KITS)

    Posted Sep 01, 2014 08:03 AM


    Welcome to communities.

    I think answer is yes  .

    The License only limites option and features availabiliyt so  if you dont need enterprise

    feature and max supported host are not exceed your environment they you can do that

  • 4.  RE: license (KITS)

    Posted Sep 01, 2014 06:56 PM

    so there will be no vmotion and storage vmotion available if i use RBO, or any essential kit ?

  • 5.  RE: license (KITS)

    Posted Sep 01, 2014 07:55 PM

    Did you see the link I posted? Both vSphere Remote Office Branch Office Editions come with vMotion, Storage vMotion, HA, ...


  • 6.  RE: license (KITS)

    Posted Sep 01, 2014 08:33 PM

    i missed that part earlier ...

    Thanks Andre