Vmware changes per-CPU license model effective April 2, 2020

New news from VMware this week. Looks like the license model we have been using for a while now will change. After these changes go into affect any CPU with more than 32-cores will require an additional CPU license. Good news is that any customer who purchases VMware software per-CPU licenses, to be deployed on a physical server with more than 32-cores per CPU, prior to April 30, 2020 will be eligible for additional free per-CPU licenses to cover the cores on those CPUs. See the link below for the offical statement from VMware.

https://www.vmware.com/company/news/updates/cpu-pricing-model-update-feb-2020.html

Also released this week was a KB article with a Powercli script that will get the details on your environment and let you know if the changes affect you. link below.

https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/77098