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VMware ESX Cost Per GB Calculator

Filed under: virtualization — Tags: , , , , , , , — iben @ 09:51

I ran some numbers for a customer recently and discovered the single processor high-RAM hardware configurations can be more cost effective for most corporate windows applications hosted on VMware ESX. Keep in mind that the number of processors a server has doesn’t always need to equal the number of sockets.

This includes the cost of hardware, ESX Enterprise, and Microsoft Windows Data Center Edition.

What did I miss in these calculations. There are also per port costs to include for Network, Storage, backup agents, etc.

NOTE: Recently updated to show HP blades with 16 GB DIMMS

VMware’s Multi-Core Pricing & Licensing Policy

VMware’s End User License Agreement
1.6 "Processor" means a single, physical chip that houses no more than six (6) processor cores.

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