vRealize Suite Licensing

Although vRealize Suite is made up of several products, it is a single solution with a single license. All the components of a vRealize Suite edition are licensed as a single entity. Many of these components are also available as standalone products licensed on a per-OSI or per- processor basis.

However, when these components are obtained through vRealize Suite, they are licensed under a single PLU .

License Types:

  • Individual Product License:

Some products are available as standalone products that you can license on a per-virtual machine basis by using the product license. Individual product licenses are intended for public cloud workloads or workloads on physical hardware.

  • vRealize Suite Portable License Unit (PLU):

VMware vRealize Suite is licensed using a Portable License Unit (PLU) which gives flexibility to manage workloads regardless of whether they are on-premises on vSphere, third-party hypervisors, physical servers, or supported public clouds. There is no license switching or conversion required.

One PLU allows usage of vRealize Suite to manage unlimited OSIs/VMs) deployed on one on-premises vSphere CPU or one VMware Cloud on AWS CPU. Alternately, vRealize Suite can manage up to 15 OSIs deployed on supported public clouds or third-party hypervisors and physical servers .

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vRealize Suite Products

Product Name Description 
vRealize Suite Lifecycle ManagerAutomates Day 0 to Day 2 operations of the entire vRealize Suite, enabling a simplified operational experience. vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager automates lifecycle management with a single pane of glass, freeing customer resources to focus on business-critical initiatives, while improving time to value, reliability, and consistency. 
vRealize Operations ManagerCollects performance data from each object at every level of your virtual environment, from individual virtual machines and disk drives to entire clusters and data centers. It stores and analyzes the data, and uses that analysis to provide real-time information about problems, or potential problems, anywhere in your virtual environment. 
vRealize Log InsightProvides scalable log aggregation and indexing for vRealize Suite, including all editions of vSphere, with real-time search and analytics capabilities. Log Insight collects, imports, and analyzes logs to provide real-time answers to problems related to systems, services, and applications across physical, virtual, and cloud environments. 
vRealize AutomationHelps deploy and provision business-relevant cloud services across private and public clouds, physical infrastructure, hypervisors, and public cloud providers. vRealize Automation Enterprise includes vRealize Automation Application Services. 
vRealize OrchestratorSimplifies the automation of complex IT tasks and integrates with vRealize Suite products to adapt and extend service delivery and operational management, effectively working with existing infrastructure, tools, and processes. 
vRealize Business for CloudProvides information about financial aspects of your cloud infrastructure and lets you optimize and improve these operations.

Note: A single license of vRealize Suite cannot be used across multiple processors as shown in image below.

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