VMware vRealize Suite cloud management platform is available in three editions: Standard, Advanced and Enterprise. New portable licensing allows customers to manage multi-vendor private and public clouds with common licensing.

New Hybrid Cloud Portable Licensing


VMware vRealize Suite cloud management platform is licensed using Portable License Unit (PLU) that gives you the flexibility to manage workloads regardless of whether they are on vSphere on-premises, third-party hypervisors, physical servers, or supported public clouds. There is no license switching or conversion required.

One PLU allows usage of vRealize Suite to manage unlimited operating system instances (OSI) deployed on-premises on one vSphere CPU or up to 15 OSIs deployed on the public cloud including VMware vCloud Air, all supported public clouds, vCloud Air Network Partners, as well as third-party hypervisors and physical servers.

The Portable License Unit Overview contains a summary of VMware's new portable licensing that helps unify multi-vendor hybrid cloud management.

New Hybrid Cloud Portable Licensing

New Hybrid Cloud Portable Licensing

The vRealize Suite Licensing, Pricing, and Packaging White Paper provided additional information about vRealize Suite licensing and packaging.

vRealize Suite can also be purchased in combination with VMware vSphere Enterprise Plus by purchasing VMware vCloud Suite .