How to Read an IBR in 5 Minutes or Less

VMworld Blog Series Part 2: How to Read an IBR in 5 Minutes or Less

Surprise! You’ve just authorized an Installed-Base Report (IBR) and the VMware technical expert says you’re behind on VMware licensing renewals, and you’re unsure how to read the massive excel spreadsheet in your inbox. In this post, we quickly explain how to navigate an IBR to get the most important information you need.

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3 Tips to Prepare for IBRs and Licensing Updates

VMworld Blog Series Part 1: Top 3 Tips to Prep for Licensing Updates

VMworld always approaches fast and VMware releases new products and versions of their offerings. In 2012, they announced a $1 Upgrade to their vCloud Suite from certain versions of vSphere. This offer was only available to customers that were current with their support and service. So the question is, are you ready for whatever offer may be around the corner?

To make sure you’re well-positioned to take advantage of all the announcements coming out of VMworld, the Softchoice team is offering a Free Installed Base Report (IBR) Assessment of your current VMware environment, an annual webinar series, and three tips below to prepare you for your IBR.

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VMware Support & Subscription Renewals: 5 Things You Should Know

VMware SNS Renewals: Part 1

Have you received a notice from VMware that your licenses are up for renewal? Do you feel unsure if renewing your licenses is really worth it? If you plan on renewing your VMware subscriptions, the paperwork can be an administration nightmare, especially at a larger organization.

Here’s what you need to know:

VMware Support and Subscription (SnS) is broken into 2 categories:

1. Technical Support: Technical assistance from VMware Global Support Services (GSS) to a customer for installation, errors and analysis of problem reports. This support varies based on the service level contracted. Support channels include phone support, email support and online self-help resources.

 2.Subscription: The provision of major, minor and maintenance releases of the software and any corresponding documentation. Renewing your contract on time each year ensures that you can continue to receive software support and bug fixes/updates. Below, I explain 5 points to ponder for a smooth renewal process,  and discuss what to expect when you call Softchoice  about VMware Licenses

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