2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 26, 2012 4:14 PM by tonym1216

    Licensing VMs

    tonym1216

      I would like to know if it is possible to not monitor a select group of Virtual machines as far as a licensing perspective. We have a group of 30 VM's that we don't want Virtualization Manager to look at in any way. They are in a seperate folder and are on a seperate group of hosts. I tried giving the account that we use no access to both the folder and the hosts but it still sees them.

        • Re: Licensing VMs
          cmgurley

          Per my understanding from past questions about this, VMan does not currently have an "exclude" option, though many of us would like that. In my case, I have a set of 30+ VMs which are cold and restored from time to time as part of our disaster recovery plan, but they pushed us over the license threshold so we had to upgrade (which wasn't the end of the world since we expect future growth).

           

          'Wish I had better news, but as of right now, the only way to keep those VMs rolling would be to spin them off to independent ESX hosts or an alternate vCenter server (which obviously defeats other cost/mgmt reasons).

           

          Thanks/sorry,

          Chris