VMware vCloud Suite combines multiple components into a single product to cover the complete set of cloud infrastructure capabilities. When used together, the vCloud Suite components provide virtualization, software-defined datacenter services, policy-based provisioning, disaster recovery, application management, and operations management.

A vCloud Suite edition combines components such as vSphere Enterprise Plus, vCloud Director, vCloud Networking and Security, and others, under a single license. vCloud Suite editions are licensed on per-processor basis. Many of the vCloud Suite components are also available as standalone products licensed on per-virtual machine basis. However, when these components are obtained through the vCloud Suite, they are licensed on per-processor basis.

The components from a vCloud Suite edition are activated with a single license key. For example, if you have a license key for vCloud Suite Standard, you can use the same key to activate vSphere Enterprise Plus, vCloud Director, vCloud Networking and Security, and so on.

All virtual machines running on a processor licensed with a vCloud Suite edition can use all components included in that vCloud Suite edition. To run virtual machines on processors that are not licensed for vCloud Suite, you need individual licenses for the products that you want to use.

For more information about the licensing model of vCloud Suite, see vCloud Suite Licensing.