14 Jul 2011

Simple VMware vSphere 4 & 5 License Calculator

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.

Please note that currently the tool only supports Microsoft Excel. Formatting might not show up correctly with other applications.


The current version (version 0.6) can be downloaded from:

vSphere 4 & 5 License calculator Version 0.6 for Microsoft Excel 97 - 2003

vSphere 4 & 5 License calculator Version 0.6 for Microsoft Excel 2007 and 2010

Changes in this version:

  • The calculator has been updated to reflect the changes made to the vSphere 5 vRAM allocations of 32GB/64GB/96GB.
  • Please note that this version of the calculator does not yet take into account calculations for VMs with more than 96GB of allocated memory.

The previous version (version 0.5) can be downloaded from:

vSphere 4 & 5 License calculator Version 0.5 for Microsoft Excel 97 - 2003

vSphere 4 & 5 License calculator Version 0.5 for Microsoft Excel 2007 and 2010

Changes in this version:

  • The formula for calculating vSphere 4 license count has been rewritten as the original formula could in certain cases provide incorrect license count information.

The previous version (version 0.4) can be downloaded from:

vSphere 4 & 5 License Calculator Version 0.4 for Microsoft Excel 97 - 2003

vSphere 4 & 5 License Calculator Version 0.4 for Microsoft Excel 2007 and 2010

Changes in this version:

The following changes/updates have been made:

  • The license cost for the Enterprise Plus graph has been corrected
  • A cost graph has been added for each of the vSphere Editions rather than just Enterprise Plus

The previous version (version 0.3) can be downloaded from:

vSphere 4 & 5 License Calculator Version 0.3 for Microsoft Excel 97 - 2003

vSphere 4 & 5 License Calculator Version 0.3 for Microsoft Excel 2007 and 2010

Changes in this version:

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 0.2 can be found here


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