VMware Licensing

Bytes are a Top 10 VMware partner with all of the technical competencies including Desktop, Infrastructure and Business Continuity

We are very well equipped to provide our customers with the best advice on the VMware suit of products, and also the licensing implications of any solution that they are interested in.

VMware offers two main types of licensing structures for commercial and local government orgainisations:

  • Volume Pricing Program (VPP)
    Provides incremental, tier-based discounts for VMware customers over a rolling two-year period.
  • Enterprise License Agreement (ELA)
    A method of customer agreement that allows for the purchase of defined quantities of VMware products up front at an agreed upon discount

Why Bytes for VMware:

  • We receive the highest discounts available to pass on to you
  • We have many years experience in delivering VMware solutions
  • We have a dedicated virtualisation business team

At Bytes we work with you to advise on the most suitable VMware products for your business and then negotiate the best deal possible.


The accumulative VMware Volume Purchasing Program (VPP) provides incremental, tier-based discounts for VMware customers over a rolling two-year period:

  • Rolling 8 quarters
  • Minimum 250 points
  • 4 discount levels ranging from 4%-12%
  • Available to all customer types
  Volume Pricing Program

ELA Benefits

The VMware Enterprise License Agreement (ELA) Preferred Pricing program is designed to offer discounts to customers who are committing to larger purchases:

  • ELA customers may receive a VPP membership upon request
  • Customer determined deployment period
  • Customer determined use of software (Server, Desktop, Etc.)
  • Fixed Price for the ELA
  • Fixed Renewal fee for all licenses at the end of the ELA period

vSphere 5

VMware vSphere 5 is licensed on a per-processor basis with a vRAM entitlement. Each processor license comes with an entitlement to a certain amount of vRAM capacity, or memory configured to virtual machines. Each physical processor (CPU) in a server needs to have a least one vSphere 5 processor license key assigned to be able to run vSphere.

  vSphere 5 Licensing Guide

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