Transitioning vSphere+/vCF+/vSAN+ customers to On-Premises.
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Transitioning vSphere+/vCF+/vSAN+ customers to On-Premises.


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After Broadcom's acquisition of VMware, our shared goal is to focus and invest in on-premises products as published in earlier blog posts by Krish Prasad and Rick Walsworth

vSphere+/VCF+ customers who have connected their SDDC Manager/vCenter to the Cloud Console are encouraged to migrate from SaaS to on-premises deployments to benefit from our product investments and roadmap.

This article outlines the steps the customers need to follow to receive the license keys.

A pop-up will be displayed on the VMware Cloud portal, prompting a user to click 'ACCEPT' to accept the terms of discontinuing the connected subscription and reverting to an on-premises license key subscription.


Upon accepting the terms, the user will receive vSphere license keys and will no longer need to utilize vSphere+ services.


For example, if you have a 1-year ELA with 10,000 vSphere+ cores, 5,000 vSAN+ Standard cores, the license keys will be delivered for the following products:


vCenter Server Standard: 10,000 cores

vSphere Enterprise Plus: 10,000 cores

Tanzu Kubernetes Grid: 10,000 cores

vSAN Standard: 5,000 cores


Please note that the end date on the subscription will coincide with the end date of the connected subscription.


Note: - This KB outlines the process for accepting the revised terms for customers with subscribed VC/VCF instances.


The scope of this article is to guide customers in transitioning their vSphere infrastructure from cloud to On-Premises.

Steps to accept the revised terms from the VMware Cloud portal.

1. Log in to the VMware Cloud portal here with an Org owner credentials.
2. Launch the vSphere+, vCF+ & vSAN+ service, the following banner will be displayed:

3. Click on the hyperlink to go through the revised terms & click 'ACCEPT'.

4. Customers with VCs subscribed to VMware Cloud must follow an additional step to run a script to deregister the VCs from the Cloud Gateway & VMware Cloud, see the following articles:

vSphere+: KB 97193

vCF+: KB 96720


Additional Information

You may find that your product keys need to be downgraded to apply to your current vSphere environment.
Please see Upgrade and Downgrade VMware License Keys for helpful information about this process.