Subscriptions allow you to save money by committing to buy a certain amount of capacity for a defined period.

A subscription is not required to use VMware Cloud on AWS. Any usage of the service not covered by a subscription is charged the on-demand rate.

You cannot cancel, convert, or modify a subscription after you have ordered it.

If you purchased through AWS, you do not see details of the subscription pricing in the VMC Console. Pricing is determined by your agreement with AWS. For more information, see Purchase Options for VMware Cloud on AWS.

Prerequisites

You must have funds associated with your VMware Cloud services account that you can use to pay for the subscription.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the VMC Console at https://vmc.vmware.com.
  2. Click Subscriptions ().
  3. Click Create Term Commitment and select the type of term commitment you want to create.
    Option Description
    VMware Cloud on AWS
    • Select Host Capacity to select a term commitment based on purchasing hosts for provisioning of SDDCs.
      1. Select the region in which the subscription applies.
      2. Select the host type.
      3. Select the number of hosts you want as part of the subscription.

        The total number of subscribed hosts cannot be more than the maximum allowed for your organization.

    • Select Site Recovery to select a term commitment based on protecting a specified number of on-prem workloads.
      1. Select the region in which the subscription applies.
      2. Specify the number of VMs to protect under this subscription.
    VMware Cloud Foundation Enter the number of CPUs for which you want to purchase the term commitment.

    The VMware Cloud Foundation term commitment is a subscription bundle which includes subscriptions for VMware Cloud Foundation, Tanzu Standard, and vRealize Cloud. This term commitment does not include Network Insight Cloud, which is available separately.

  4. Click NEXT to choose subscription terms.
  5. (VMware Cloud Foundation only) Select whether you want the flexibility to change your subscription.
    Choosing flexibility gives you the option to exchange your VMware Cloud Foundation term commitment for a VMware Cloud on AWS or VMware Cloud on Dell EMC term commitment at a later date. Pricing for this option includes a flexibility surcharge. This option is only available for 1 year VMware Cloud Foundation term commitments. To exchange your subscription, contact customer success or support.
  6. Select a payment term and click NEXT.
    Option Description
    On-Demand Select this option to have your usage charged on an hourly basis based on consumption.

    This option is not available for VMware Cloud Foundation.

    1 Year Select a 1 year subscription term. For VMware Cloud on AWS select one of the following options:
    • Select Pay Upfront to pay for the entire term in a single payment upfront.
    • Select Pay Monthly to pay for the term in monthly installments. You will be charged the monthly fee regardless of host usage.

    For VMware Cloud Foundation, only the upfront payment is available.

    3 Year Select a 3 year subscription term with one of the following options:
    • Select Pay Upfront to pay for the entire term in a single payment upfront.
    • Select Pay Monthly to pay for the term in monthly installments. You will be charged the monthly fee regardless of host usage.

    This option is not available with a flexible VMware Cloud Foundation term commitment.

  7. If you selected a VMware Cloud Foundation term commitment, you can choose whether to upgrade existing on-premises product licenses and SnS support contracts to receive financial consideration on your term commitment.
    Option Description
    Upgrade Licenses and Sns Contracts

    You can upgrade existing vSphere, VSAN, and NSX licenses and SnS support contracts to receive financial consideration on your term commitment.

    Provide the name, contact email, and contact phone of the person who manage the licenses and SnS support contracts for the products you want to upgrade. Add any additional notes that you want to include.

    A VMware representative will contact this person to obtain more details and provide information about the next steps.

    No, Thank You Do not upgrade existing licenses.
  8. Review the summary and click PLACE ORDER.

Results

You receive a notification email indicating that your subscription order has been received. After the order has been processed, you receive a second email notification letting you know either that your subscription is active, or that the subscription process failed. If the subscription failed, contact VMware support for assistance.

What to do next

If you purchased a VMware Cloud Foundation term commitment, log in to My VMware to download your license keys.