Can you help me with my software licensing question?
We are looking at rolling out VMware vSphere Standard in the next 2 weeks and looking to cut a few corners cost wise if at all possible. Wondering if anyone has any thoughts/perspective on their support. I have a couple explicit questions but welcome all input.
1: Since I have to purchase at least 1 year with it initially, does anyone have any experience with the difference between production and basic? What are the differences? When would you opt for one vs the other?
2: How many of you continue with the support contract AFTER the 1 year? Would Basic be sufficient then?
We are currently looking at rolling it out at the cost of 10 production processors (5 servers) and 1 vCenter Server, production licensing can run close to 5k for a year and not sure that is in the annual budget.