I`ll explain how to avoid “Shelfware” in future articles, and for my next article, I`ll discuss the finer details, pitfalls and general don`ts of VMware ELAs. In addition, in future articles, I will give a series of professional advice on how to maximize the value of an ELA and how to get more value, discounts and benefits from your agreements, as well as how to reduce additional thresholds and negotiate better deals. The EPP is aimed at mid-level customers and offers both better discounts and greater flexibility, without the complexity of more robust agreements. To do this, it is a token-based licensing program, i.e. customers buy “tokens” to be reserved for the use of VMWare products instead of getting points after purchase As in VPP. In addition, it provides access to future upgrades to ensure customers can receive “the latest and largest” VMware products. However, EPP is limited to customer-based customers in the region, not global customers. The enterprise licensing agreement is the ideal contractual agreement that has been developed specifically for global customers. It offers attractive financial and operational benefits that are not available in the transactional product agreements between VPP and EPP. With ELA, customers can obtain VMware product licenses for a period of time, with a fixed price throughout their lifecycle and a fixed annual fee. Contact us to talk to a softwareONE license expert about your best VMware licensing strategy the VMware ELA structure closely follows the standard ELA we checked in our first article.
Although each VMware ELA is unique because of each customer`s unique licensing and timeline requirements, it generally consists of a combination of existing licenses, new licenses, maintenance, renewal conditions and professional services organization credits (PSOs). This does not necessarily apply to securities such as vSphere. If you don`t need additional hosts until next year, it`s not wise to buy more hardware just to run the licenses at an early stage. This is very important for multi-layered software such as vRealize Operations Manager, NSX, new SRM license and others. The worst part is to get to the end of an agreement and have software that has never been provided.