Upgrade to Enterprise Plus promotion - ends soon

Act Now to Get More Value from vSphere

That is the title of the promotion valid for less than one month from today.

For a limited time, you can get VMware vCenter CapacityIQ and/or VMware View for free, depending on which version of VMware vSphere you upgrade to or purchase, making the ROI better than ever.

If buy vSphere Standard, Advanced, or Enterprise or Enterprise Plus, upgrade to any of these editions, or purchase any vSphere acceleration kit that contains these editions between August 9, 2010 and December 15, 2010 and get 15 VMs of VMware vCenter CapacityIQ, a robust virtualization capacity planning solution that helps you utilize your datacenter and desktop capacity in the most efficient and cost-effective manner. Review the list of qualifying SKUs or read the FAQs for more details.

Buy or upgrade to vSphere Enterprise Plus between August 9, 2010 and December 15, 2010 when you purchase or upgrade to vSphere Enterprise Plus and get 50 free licenses of View Premier Add-On plus 15 VMs of vCenter Capacity IQ.
Review the list of qualifying SKUs or read the FAQs for more details.


As an additional, ongoing benefit, qualifying purchases will also be entitled to the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for VMware operating system with subscription to patches and updates at no incremental cost. To learn more, visit the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for VMware product page and read the terms and conditions and list of eligible SKUs.

Add-on packages mean you need to have a current license of VMware View.

Regular price for 10 View Premier 4.5 add-on licenses goes for $1,500 (+$375 SNS for one year).

Approximate price for one VM license of CapacityIQ is $75/vm (+$19 SNS for one year)

In total - $10,785 value for the promotion.This looks like a great deal - seriously, so if you have the opportunity I would advise you use it.

And if this is done in 3 eligible orders it goes up to $32,355. Kachinggggggg………..

So just to clarify here - from the FAQ.

Q. What is included in the View Premier 4.5 add-ons that will be included for free as part of this promotion?
A. The View Premier Add-on seats will include:

  • VMware View Manager with VMware View Composer
  • VMware vShield Endpoint
  • VMware ThinApp (client and packager)
  • VMware Workstation

Q. View Premier 4.5 add-on is limited to orders of vSphere Enterprise Plus, upgrades to vSphere Enterprise Plus, and upgrades to Enterprise Plus Acceleration Kits. Is there a detailed SKU list posted?
A. Yes. Please refer to complete list of SKUs. <-There is a long list so please check

Q. If I buy through a channel partner, will my orders be eligible?
A. Orders placed through VMware resellers are eligible for this promotion. This promotion is not available for OEM partners ordering directly from VMware, except orders via Enterprise License Agreements or purchase orders where customer’s information is specified.

Q. This promotion has a maximum of 3 eligible orders per customer. Can you define customer in this case?
A. For the purposes of this promotion, “customer” is defined as an entity that has a unique customer name. For example, if there are 4 orders from a customer with the same name (regardless of the address), only 3 of the 4 orders will receive the View and/or CapacityIQ bundles.


Q. How will the license keys be provided?
A. You will receive a promotion code on or before December 15th, 2010, which is redeemable for the license key at the vmware.com online store. Promotion codes must be redeemed by February 15, 2011.

Q. Who will be the recipient of the email with the promo code?
A. The promotional email will generally be sent to the person listed as the company contact listed on your VMware order.

Q. What do I do if I lose my promo code?
A. Please send a customer service request and include your VMware Order ID. We will resend the promo code that was issued to you.

Q. What happens if I don’t redeem my code before it expires on February 15, 2011?
A. The promo codes are only good for a limited time. If you do not redeem the code prior to its expiration, we will not be able to issue you a new code.

Q. Can I get temporary keys for this promotion offering today?
A. No. CapacityIQ 1.5 licenses will be fulfilled within 30 days of general availability or within 30 days of when you place the order, whichever comes later. The VMware View Premier 4.5 bundle will be fulfilled within 30 days of general availability or within 30 days of placing the order, whichever comes later.


Q. What Support and Subscription (SnS) is included as part of the CapacityIQ 1.5 and View Premier 4.5 add-On Bundles?
A. When you redeem the promotion code for the View and/or CapacityIQ bundles, you will automatically receive one year of VMware Production Support at no charge.

Q. When will the Support and Subscription (SnS) start on this View or CapacityIQ bundle? What happens after the first year?
A. Your SnS agreement will begin on the day you redeem the promo code and will end one year from that date. Approximately 90 days from the expiration of the agreement, you will receive a quote to renew at then-current list prices.

Q. Once I redeem the promo code and install the license keys, how do I receive support?
A. When you redeem the promo code, a one-year support agreement will be created. The Primary License Administrator can add additional Support Administrators to the agreement via the Contract Management portal.

Q. Who can I contact if I have questions?
A. Please contact your VMware authorized reselling partner or VMware account representative if you have any questions.