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  • 1.  VSAN VSPP Licensing

    Posted Mar 19, 2014 03:57 PM

    Disappointed to see that VSAN released with no VSPP licensing option. We invested heavily in testing this during the beta, but won't be able to deploy it without a VSPP option.



  • 2.  RE: VSAN VSPP Licensing

    Posted Mar 19, 2014 04:31 PM

    Same for us. Working with the 60 demo license for now.

    VSPP licensing will be announced in Q2 according to Q&A during the release presentation.



  • 3.  RE: VSAN VSPP Licensing

    Posted Mar 19, 2014 08:44 PM

    VSPP licensing will be announced in Q2 indeed is what I have been told.

    Duncan

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    Book out soon: Essential Virtual SAN: Administrator's Guide to VMware VSAN (VMware Press Technology)



  • 4.  RE: VSAN VSPP Licensing

    Posted Mar 27, 2014 12:16 PM

    VSPP pricing was published yesterday in the new VSPP Product Usage Guide (available in partner central):

    0.08 points per GB per month for allocated capacity



  • 5.  RE: VSAN VSPP Licensing

    Posted Mar 27, 2014 03:43 PM

    Saw that. Glad they set it per GB of allocated VM capacity. Haven't seen the new fulfillment order for VSPP keys yet - hoping that comes shortly. It's a bit expensive too, but I expect that will come down in price fairly quickly. Our calculations show the cost of hardware+VSAN is more than that of Equallogic SAN.



  • 6.  RE: VSAN VSPP Licensing

    Posted Jun 10, 2014 03:05 AM

    A VSAN is going to be faster than an EqualLogic.  A VSAN can run in an active/active situation (Fail over doesn't take 45 seconds under full load).  A VSAN has exceptional SSD caching, and you don't have to deal with LUNs.  I can completely change the protection levels, and performance on a granular per VMDK basis.  You can't do this with an EqualLogic (as well as extra overhead for space/power/cooling etc.