Q. What is the current offer?
A. During this promotion, customers who place an eligible order can get a 25% discount off of list price to upgrade to vRealize Suite or vCloud Suite from vRealize Operations, vRealize Operations Insight and vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus (vSOM ENT+).

The vRealize Suite and vCloud Suite Upgrade Promotion allows:
(1) all vRealize Operations customers of any edition can upgrade to any edition of vRealize Suite at a 25% discount,

(2) all vRealize Operations Insight customers can upgrade to vRealize Suite Standard at a 25% discount, and

(3) all vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus (vSOM ENT+) can upgrade to vCloud Suite Standard at a 25% discount.

This promotion is only available to existing vRealize Operations, vRealize Operations Insight and vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus (vSOM ENT+) customers for a duration of 6 months. Customers will need to purchase the special promotional upgrade SKUs to qualify for this promotion.

Q. What is the timeframe for this promotion?
A. This promotion is valid from September 1st, 2016 through July 29th, 2017 at 11:59PM PT (Pacific Time).

Q. What are the benefits of this promotion?
A. Take advantage of this limited time offer to upgrade to vRealize Suite and vCloud Suite, the comprehensive Enterprise-ready cloud management platform (CMP) that speeds up IT service delivery, improves IT operations, and delivers end user choice with control, across heterogeneous, multi-cloud environments at a 25% discount.

Q. What are the benefits of vRealize Suites?
A.
For vRealize Operations customers ⟶ various editions of vRealize Suite
vRealize Suite/vCloud Suite Standard
Supports the Intelligent Operations Management use case for companies looking to proactively address health, performance and capacity management of IT services across multi-cloud environments in order to improve IT service performance and availability.

vRealize Suite Advanced
Supports IT Automating IT use case for companies who need to automate the delivery and ongoing management of production ready infrastructure and application components across multi-cloud environments in order to reduce the time it takes to respond to requests for IT resources and to improve the ongoing management of provisioned resources.

vRealize Suite Enterprise
Supports DevOps-Ready IT use case for companies looking to build a cloud solution for development teams that can deliver a complete application stack; support developer choice by providing both API and GUI access to resources; and provision resources across multi-cloud environments. Extend the solution scope by addressing continuous delivery to further speed up application development.

Q. What additional capabilities do vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus (Ent+) customers get by upgrading to vCloud Suite Standard?
A:
For vSOM ENT+ customer ⟶ vCloud Suite Standard
vCloud Suite combines vRealize Suite and vSphere together in this bundle but the licenses for the vRealize Suite included within the vCloud Suite bundle remain hybrid/multi-cloud capable and can be used to manage both on premise and public cloud environments; just as if the vRealize Suite had been purchased stand-alone.

Q. What additional capabilities do vRealize Operations Insight customers get by upgrading to vRealize Suite Standard
A:
For vRealize Operations Insight customers ⟶ vRealize Suite Standard
For vRealize Operations Insight customers, they would get the additional benefits of vRealize Business for Cloud, which provides cloud costing capabilities that combines business insights with operational views to help accelerate decision making beyond what is in currently in vRealize Operations Insight.

Q. What are the requirements of this promotion?
A. For vRealize Operations to vRealize Suite upgrades, customers must have purchased vRealize Operations any editions (Standard, Advanced or Enterprise) and must be currently active on Subscription and Support (SnS).

For vRealize Operations Insight upgrade to vRealize Suite Standard, customers must have purchased vRealize Operations Insight and must be currently active on Subscription and Support (SnS).

For vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus (vSOM ENT+) to vCloud Suite Standard upgrades, customers must have purchased vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus (vSOM ENT+) and must be currently active on Subscription and Support (SnS).

The promotional vRealize Suite and vCloud Suite upgrade SKU(s) must be purchased by July 29th, 2017 at 11:59PM (Pacific Time).

Q. Which customers are eligible for this promotion?
A. This promotion is available to all existing commercial, academic, and U.S. Federal end-user customers.

Q. How can this promotion be purchased?
A. Purchases may be made through a VMware authorized reselling partner or directly with VMware.

Q. Are promotion purchases eligible for VMware purchasing programs?
A. This promotion is not eligible for VMware Volume Purchasing Program (VPP) or VMware Transactional Purchasing Program (TPP) discounts, but purchases are eligible for VPP or TPP points. This promotion cannot be combined with any other promotions or discounts for the same product.

Support:
Q. Is Subscription and Support (SnS) required?
A. A minimum 1 year of SnS is required with purchase.

Q. Is SnS discounted?
A. Discounts are not offered for VMware SnS.

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

Q. Which SKUs are associated with this Promotion?
A. See Table below for detailed information on the Promo SKUs for commercial, academic, and federal customers.

Promotional SKU List for Commercial, Academic and Federal

Description

Type

Product Group

Commercial Part Numbers

Academic Part Numbers

Federal Part Numbers

Upgrade: VMware vSphere 6 with Operations Management Enterprise Plus (Per CPU) to VMware vCloud Suite 7 Standard Promo

Upgrade

vCloud

CL7-OEPL-STD-UG-PRO

CL7-OEPL-STD-UG-APRO

CL7-OEPL-STD-UG-FPRO

Upgrade: VMware vRealize Operations 6 Standard - vSOM Entitlement (Per CPU) to VMware vRealize Suite 7 Standard (Per PLU) Promo

Upgrade

vRealize Suite

VR7-OSTDC-STD-UG-PRO

VR7-OSTDC-STD-UG-APRO

VR7-OSTDC-STD-UG-FPRO

Upgrade: VMware vRealize Operations 6 Standard - vSOM Entitlement (Per CPU) to VMware vRealize Suite 7 Advanced (Per PLU) Promo

Upgrade

vRealize Suite

VR7-OSTDC-ADV-UG-PRO

VR7-OSTDC-ADV-UG-APRO

VR7-OSTDC-ADV-UG-FPRO

Upgrade: VMware vRealize Operations 6 Standard - vSOM Entitlement (Per CPU) to VMware vRealize Suite 7 Enterprise (Per PLU) Promo

Upgrade

vRealize Suite

VR7-OSTDC-ENT-UG-PRO

VR7-OSTDC-ENT-UG-APRO

VR7-OSTDC-ENT-UG-FPRO

Upgrade: VMware vRealize Operations Insight 6 (Per CPU) to VMware vRealize Suite 7 Standard (Per PLU) Promo

Upgrade

vRealize Suite

VR7-OIST-STD-UG-PRO

VR7-OIST-STD-UG-APRO

VR7-OIST-STD-UG-FPRO

Upgrade: VMware vRealize Operations 6 Standard (Per CPU) to VMware vRealize Suite 7 Standard Promo

Upgrade

vRealize Suite

VR7-OSTC-STD-UG-PRO

VR7-OSTC-STD-UG-APRO

VR7-OSTC-STD-UG-FPRO

Upgrade: VMware vRealize Operations 6 Standard (Per CPU) to VMware vRealize Suite 7 Advanced Promo

Upgrade

vRealize Suite

VR7-OSTC-ADV-UG-PRO

VR7-OSTC-ADV-UG-APRO

VR7-OSTC-ADV-UG-FPRO

Upgrade: VMware vRealize Operations 6 Standard (Per CPU) to VMware vRealize Suite 7 Enterprise Promo

Upgrade

vRealize Suite

VR7-OSTC-ENT-UG-PRO

VR7-OSTC-ENT-UG-APRO

VR7-OSTC-ENT-UG-FPRO

Upgrade: VMware vRealize Operations 6 Standard (25 VM Pack) to VMware vRealize Suite 7 Standard (Per PLU) Promo

Upgrade

vRealize Suite

VR7-OSTDO-STD-UG-PRO

VR7-OSTDO-STD-UG-APRO

VR7-OSTDO-STD-UG-FPRO

Upgrade: VMware vRealize Operations 6 Standard (25 VM Pack) to VMware vRealize Suite 7 Advanced (Per PLU) Promo

Upgrade

vRealize Suite

VR7-OSTDO-ADV-UG-PRO

VR7-OSTDO-ADV-UG-APRO

VR7-OSTDO-ADV-UG-FPRO

Upgrade: VMware vRealize Operations 6 Standard (25 VM Pack) to VMware vRealize Suite 7 Enterprise (Per PLU) Promo

Upgrade

vRealize Suite

VR7-OSTDO-ENT-UG-PRO

VR7-OSTDO-ENT-UG-APRO

VR7-OSTDO-ENT-UG-FPRO

Upgrade: VMware vRealize Operations 6 Advanced (25 OSI) to VMware vRealize Suite 7 Standard (2 PLU) Promo

Upgrade

vRealize Suite

VR7-OADV-STD-UG-PRO

VR7-OADV-STD-UG-APRO

VR7-OADV-STD-UG-FPRO

Upgrade: VMware vRealize Operations 6 Advanced (25 OSI) to VMware vRealize Suite 7 Advanced (2 PLU) Promo

Upgrade

vRealize Suite

VR7-OADV-ADV-UG-PRO

VR7-OADV-ADV-UG-APRO

VR7-OADV-ADV-UG-FPRO

Upgrade: VMware vRealize Operations 6 Advanced (25 OSI) to VMware vRealize Suite 7 Enterprise (Per PLU) Promo

Upgrade

vRealize Suite

VR7-OADV-ENT-UG-PRO

VR7-OADV-ENT-UG-APRO

VR7-OADV-ENT-UG-FPRO

Upgrade: VMware vRealize Operations 6 Enterprise (25 OSI) to VMware vRealize Suite 7 Enterprise (3 PLU) Promo

Upgrade

vRealize Suite

VR7-OENT-ENT-UG-PRO

VR7-OENT-ENT-UG-APRO

VR7-OENT-ENT-UG-FPRO

Upgrade: VMware vRealize Operations 6 Enterprise (25 OSI) to VMware vRealize Suite 7 Advanced and Application Monitoring Add-On (3 PLU) Promo

Upgrade

vRealize Suite

VR7-OENT-ADV-UG-PRO

VR7-OENT-ADV-UG-APRO

VR7-OENT-ADV-UG-FPRO

Upgrade: VMware vRealize Operations 6 Enterprise (25 OSI) to VMware vRealize Suite 7 Standard and Application Monitoring Add-On (4 PLU) Promo

Upgrade

vRealize Suite

VR7-OENT-STD-UG-PRO

VR7-OENT-STD-UG-APRO

VR7-OENT-STD-UG-FPRO