Red Hat Inc.

RHEL licensing & support

Here's how the RHEL & Atomic licensing works. Those are the prices for 1 year subscription (needs to be renewed every year). The prices are dropping if you engage for 3 years.

Classic licensing (either 1 phy socket or 2 VMs),

  • RHEL std support w/o smartmgmt: $799
  • RHEL std support with smartmgmt: $911
  • RHEL premium support w/o smartmgmt: ?
  • RHEL premium support with smartmgmt: $1491

Unlimited/Virtual licensing (unlimited VMs per hypervisor with 2 phy sockets),

  • RHEL virtualized datacenter std: $3,219
  • RHEL virtualized datacenter premium: $4,710

Std support = 9-6PM and 5 days a week Premium support = 24/7 365 days a year

Then there's add-ons for specific needs e.g.,

  • HA
  • Extended support (longer major release life cycle)
  • smart-management (to work with Sattelite, see pricing above)
  • ...

Note. RHEL license = Atomic license but if you want OpenShift/Kubernetes to orchestrate, this will require a dedicated quote from Redhat.

TODO:

  • are the licences localized? e.g. EMEA vs USA? And/or does the RH Account need to be on same region as deployed systems?
  • are preprod env possibly considered as embedded R&D shit?

Redhat Sattelite licensing & support

As for Sattelite,

  • Sattelite + how many clients management -- we should however assume unlimited clients for that price, is there truly an unlimited pack? ~$10,000
  • Sattelite started pack for 50 hosts: ~4 000 €

Redhat Ceph licensing & support

  • per TB ~$1,000
  • or e.g. 256TB max 12 nodes 1 year ~$30,000

Redhat Openshift

  • Kubernetes
  • ??Hocular framework matrix
  • scaling
  • HA
  • custom container registry

VMware vCenter & vSphere

vCenter for vSphere

  • VMware vCenter Server 6 Standard for vSphere 6 New License per Instance: $5,674.87 / 5 426,48 €
  • VMware vCenter Server 6 Standard for vSphere 6 Basic Support/Subscription 12 Months per Instance: $1,499.00 / 1 188,88 €

If you really need Distributed Switches or vCenter long distance vMotion, you'll have to choose Enterprise Plus.

Refs.

vSphere ESXi

Needs to be the same as for vCenter, namely Std, Ent or Ent Plus.

TODO: per CPU -- sockets or cores?

Microsoft Windows licensing

Here's how the new Microsoft Windows Server 2016 licensing works (SQL Server licensing is similar if not identical).

Windows Server Standard 2016

quite complicated shit

  • minimum assumed hardware config is 2 socket x 8 cores (16 cores) per hypervisor (HyperV, VMware, whatever) = $882
  • this corresponds to 8 licences, as each licence includes two phy cores
  • price rizes depending on the number of those physical cores ($882 / 8 = $110.25 for two cores)
  • includes 2 Windows VMs
  • if HA is enabled meaning the VM can be on one hypervisor or another, you need to cumulate the cores of those

So e.g. if you have an HA cluster of two hypervisors each one having 20 cores, and you're planning to deploy 8 Windows Server Std on the cluster, then you need to buy 4 (not 8) x 20+20 = 160 cores hence /2 = 80 licenses (80 x $110 = $8,800 for 8 VMs).

Windows Server DataCenter 2016

much more simple

  • minimum assumed hardware config is 2 socket x 8 cores (16 cores) per hypervisor (HyperV, VMware, whatever) = $6,155
  • this corresponds to 8 licences, as each licence includes two phy cores
  • price rizes depending on the number of those physical cores ($6,115 / 8 = $769.375 for two cores)
  • unlimited VMs

So e.g. on the same example target as above, you just need to buy 2 (hypervisors) x 20 = 40 cores hence /2 = 20 licences (20 x $769 = $15,380 for unlimited VMs)