Following the changes made by VMware to the vSphere 5 vRAM allocation sizes, I've released version 0.6 of my vSphere License Calculator to reflect the new vRAM allocations.

 

Please download version 0.6 and let me know if you discover any further problems with the calculator.

*The vRAM Entitlement for vSphere Enterprise has now been corrected to 64GB*

The new version of tha calculator can be found here

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Following some feedback from the community, I'm happy to release version 0.5 of my vSphere License Calculator.

 

The main issue that has been fixed in this release is a flaw in the formula that calculates the vSphere 4 License count based on the CPU core count.

 

The problem was discovered when a user tried to calculate licenses based on 7 core CPUs. This had highlighted a major flaw in the original formula for calculating vSphere licenses. The formula for calculating vSphere 4 Licenses has therefore been rewritten from scratch.

 

Please download version 0.5 and let me know if you discover any further problems with the calculator.

 

The new version of tha calculator can be found here

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After receiving reports from the community of some issues with the calculator, I've decided to release version 0.4 of the vSphere 4 and 5 Licence Calculator.

 

In addition to some bug fixes, this version also displays a graph for each edition of vSphere, instead of just Enterprise Plus.


The calculator can be downloaded from here

 



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This is just a quick post to say that my vSphere License calculator has now been updated to Version 0.3.

 

The following changes/updates have been made:

  • The term "cluster" has been removed
  • “Memory Utilization” has been more accurately replaced with vRAM Allocation
  • Narrow Columns have been “stretched”
  • Extra fields have been added to display CPU core Entitlements for vSphere 4 Editions
  • The Enterprise Plus Calculation and Chart/Graph has been reformulated to allow for vSphere 4 to be more expensive when CPUs with more than 12-cores are in use.
  • A Virtual Machine Capacity Calculator based on Allocated vRAM has been added
  • The general layout of the calculator has been improved
  • Calculation fields have been re-ordered to make better logical sense
Version 0.3 of the calculator can be downloaded from here
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I have decided to publish a BETA version of the tool I quickly made a day or two ago in order to calculate vSphere 5 licenses figures. This is the tool that I used to compile the data from my previous post, titled A Deeper Look Into VMware vSphere 5 Licensing.

 

Please keep in mind that this is a very simple tool and it i very much still in the early stages of development.


The calculator can be downloaded from here

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This tool can be used to calculate the license requirements for vSphere 5.

 

WARNING: By downloading this tool, you agree to the following statement(s):

This calculator is provided free of charge with no warranty provided. The use of this calculator is at your own risk. The author or distributor of this tool cannot be held liable for any loss or damages as a result of using this tool. This calculator has not been approved or funded in any way shape or form by any software vendor, reseller or partner, including VMware, Inc.

The rules and figures used in this calculator are subject to change without prior notice.

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