Every VI workload domain in the Cloud Foundation on VxRail instance will require VMware licenses. Starting in version 4.5, Cloud Foundation on VxRail supports all the licensing options supported by VMware, including key-based licensing and keyless licensing. The actions required and process flow differs depending on whether the key-based licensing option or keyless licensing option is selected.
The information presented in this chapter is meant to supplement the guidance published by VMware about the licensing options. For readers unfamiliar with the subscription licensing option, reading the VMware Cloud Foundation+ Guide on the VMware Cloud Foundation Product Documentation site is strongly encouraged as a pre-requisite.