Q. What is the current offer?
A. During this promotion, customers who place an eligible order (defined as initiated by customers and received by VMware during the eligibility period with appropriate products) will receive a Promotion Code redeemable for Three (3) (Per CPU) licenses of VMware vSAN STD 6.5 and one (1) year of Basic Support and Subscription (SnS) for the licenses at no additional charge. Orders eligible for the promotion include an eligible SKU of vSphere – Standard and Enterprise Plus, vSphere with Operations Management – Enterprise Plus, vCloud Suite – Standard, Advanced, and Enterprise, vRealize Suite – Standard, Advanced, and Enterprise, NSX, relevant Acceleration Kits and upgrades or (2) Support and Subscription (SnS) renewals of at least $50,000 USD local currency equivalent (not combined with a license purchase). Please refer to the list of eligible SKUs for a complete list.
Q. What is the timeframe for this promotion?
A. This promotion is valid for eligible purchases made from October 1, 2016 through December 15, 2016 at 11:59PM Pacific Time (PT). Promotion Codes must be redeemed by March 15, 2017 at 11:59PM Pacific Time (PT).
Q. What are the benefits of VMware vSAN?
A. VMware vSAN is a radically simple, enterprise-class shared storage solution designed to help IT administrators lower costs by consolidating silos, accelerate responsiveness with simplified management and easy scaling, and deliver enterprise-class performance with flash optimizations. As a result of these benefits, vSAN powers leading hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) solutions from the broadest choice of server vendors.
Q. Is there a detailed SKU list posted for eligible products that must be purchased on the order to take advantage of this promotion?
A. Yes. Please refer to the list of eligible SKUs.
Q. What if I buy through a channel partner, will my order(s) be eligible?
A. This promotion is available to all end-user customers who place an eligible order (defined as initiated by customers and received by VMware during the eligibility period with appropriate products) containing 1) an eligible SKU or 2) Support and Subscription (SnS) of at least $50,000 USD or local currency equivalent (not combined with a license purchase) from a VMware authorized reselling partner, via the VMware website, or directly with VMware, including true-up orders.
This promotion is not available on any orders either received by Dell Technologies or where Dell Technologies is the Reseller. Dell Technologies is inclusive of all wholly-owned subsidiaries and strategically aligned businesses such as Dell, Dell DFS Corporation, Denali Holding Inc., SecureWorks Corp., EMC, Pivotal, Virtustream. This promotion is also not available to OEM partners ordering directly from VMware, except orders via Enterprise License Agreements or purchase orders where the customer’s name, address, email address, and ship-to information is provided to VMware
Q. When will I be able to redeem my promotion offer?
A. You will receive your promotion code within 90 days of VMware vSAN 6.5 general availability or within 90 days after the eligible order is placed, whichever is later. Promotion offer must be redeemed by March 15, 2017 at 11:59PM Pacific Time (PT).
Q. Who would receive the Promotional code email?
A. Promotional Code emails will be sent to the My VMware Super User for the “Sold to” customer on the qualifying order.
Q. What happens if I lose or don’t redeem the promotion offer before it expires on March 15, 2017?
A. The redemption period of this promotion is only valid until March 15, 2017 at 11:59PM Pacific Time (PT). We will not be able to re-issue you the free offer.
Q. Can I get temporary keys for this promotion offer today?
A. No. VMware vSAN STD 6.5 license will only be fulfilled within 90 days of the general availability of VMware vSAN STD 6.5 or within 90 days after the eligible order is placed, whichever is later.
Q. What Support and Subscription (SnS) offering is included for the VMware vSAN STD 6.5 promotion?
A.One (1) year of Basic Support and Subscription (SnS) for the promotional license is included in this promotion at no additional charge.
Q. Can I pay an additional fee and request Production Support and Subscription (SnS) with this promotional license?
A. No. An upgrade to Production SnS is not available with this promotional license.
Q. When will the Support and Subscription (SnS) contract begin? What happens after the first year?
A. Your SnS contract for VMware vSAN STD 6.5 will begin the day you redeem the promotion code and will end one year from that date. Approximately 90 days before the expiration of this SnS contract, you will receive a quote to renew at the then-current list prices. At the time of renewal, you may upgrade your SnS agreement from VMware Basic Support to VMware Production Support.
Q. How do I receive support once I redeem the promotion code and install the license keys?
A. When you redeem the promotion code, a one-year Basic Support and Subscription contract will be created. To learn how to request support, please visit: www.vmware.com/support.
Q. Whom can I contact if I have additional questions?
A. Please contact your VMware authorized reselling partner or VMware account representative if you have any questions regarding this VMware vSAN STD 6.5 promotion.