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  • 1.  vSphere Licensing, ESX admins

    Posted Jun 10, 2013 12:29 PM

    In vSphere 5 licensing
    we see 8 way, 32 way CPU model for virtual environment.  What is this represents?

    How the ESX admins group exists? If doesn’t exist then are we allowed to create manually?

    What is the password format for the user account in a host?

  • 2.  RE: vSphere Licensing, ESX admins

    Posted Jun 10, 2013 12:34 PM



    8-Way vCPU for Standard license

    32-Way vCPU for Enteprise license

    64-Way vCPU for Enterprise Plus license


    You can create as many groups as you like in your directory ( LDAP / ADS / Local ) and use it to configure permissions.


    Using Accounts from external directory like ADS is much more common, but the local accounts on the ESXi hosts are SHA512 hashed.


  • 3.  RE: vSphere Licensing, ESX admins

    Posted Jun 12, 2013 01:27 PM

    hey what I mean is what that 4 way or 8 way represents?.

    ESX Admins group consists of admin rights by default but does it gets create automatically or should it be created manually after joining the host to AD environment?

    That is there any password complexity for users and groups creating?



  • 4.  RE: vSphere Licensing, ESX admins
    Best Answer

    Posted Jun 12, 2013 02:44 PM

    8-way vCPU means each of your VMs can be configured with a maximum of 8 CPUs.

    When you add an ESXi host to AD, there is one default admin group: '<AD Domain Name>\ESX Admins'

    Read more about it here: