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      • 15. Re: vSphere 5 License Query Script - Results Thread
        DBeasley Lurker

        My organization is Enterprise Plus, so we're okay at the moment. We're actually licensed for 36 CPUs. Still interested to see what our upgrade costs will be. Of course, we just ordered some new blades with 256GB of RAM each... and to use all of it we'll need more licenses.

         

         

        ======
        pCpu Count: 22
        vRAM (GB):  451
        ======
        Resulting license options:

         

        Edition                                                                 Entitlement                                                             Licenses                                                              
        -------                                                                 -----------                                                             --------                                                              
        Essentials/Essentials Plus/Standard                                     1 pCpu + 24 GB vRAM                                                     22 with 77 GB vRAM overhead                                           
        Enterprise                                                              1 pCpu + 32 GB vRAM                                                     22 with 253 GB vRAM overhead                                          
        Enterprise Plus                                                         1 pCpu + 48 GB vRAM                                                     22 with 605 GB vRAM overhead                                          
        ======
        NOTE: vRAM only counts memory allocated to vm's that are POWERED ON.
        NOTE: Please double check the results of this script, since hosts may have been omitted due to errors.
        Disclaimer: No rights can be deduced from this calculation.
        ======

        • 16. Re: vSphere 5 License Query Script - Results Thread
          CCJNL Enthusiast
          vExpert

          It depends on what your license type is.

           

          You either have:

          (Essentials,Essentials+, Standard) - You'll need to buy one more CPU license

          (Enterprise) - You have 62GB of vRAM overhead to use

          (Enterprise+) - You have 206 GB of vRAM overhead to use

           

          What type of licensing are you under?

           

          Thanks!

          -Justin

          • 17. Re: vSphere 5 License Query Script - Results Thread
            digitlman77 Enthusiast

            Enterprise.(1-6 Cores per CPU).

            • 18. Re: vSphere 5 License Query Script - Results Thread
              CCJNL Enthusiast
              vExpert

              @digitlman77

               

              Your licenses give you 62GB of remaining vRAM to assign to Powered On VM's.

              • 19. Re: vSphere 5 License Query Script - Results Thread
                digitlman77 Enthusiast

                Wow.  EPIC FAIL.

                 

                My 2 cluster hosts have a total of 262GB pRAM  by themselves.

                 

                2 other hosts have a total of 75GB pRAM.

                 

                And by vRAM, they mean among all 4 hosts, an aggregate total of 62GB of vRAM may be used, right?

                • 20. Re: vSphere 5 License Query Script - Results Thread
                  FredPeterson Expert

                  62GB is available for new guests.

                  • 21. Re: vSphere 5 License Query Script - Results Thread
                    peterkho Novice

                    Here is what we have. 

                     

                    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                     

                    CCVC4:

                    ------

                     

                    pCpu Count: 8

                    vRAM (GB):  110

                     

                    Edition                    Entitlement                Licenses               

                    -------                    -----------                --------               

                    Essentials/Essentials P... 1 pCpu + 24 GB vRAM        8 with 82 GB vRAM overhead

                    Enterprise                 1 pCpu + 32 GB vRAM        8 with 146 GB vRAM overhead

                    Enterprise Plus            1 pCpu + 48 GB vRAM        8 with 274 GB vRAM overhead

                     

                    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                     

                    CCCOLOVC:

                    ---------

                     

                    pCpu Count: 10

                    vRAM (GB):  48

                     

                    Edition                    Entitlement                Licenses               

                    -------                    -----------                --------               

                    Essentials/Essentials P... 1 pCpu + 24 GB vRAM        10 with 192 GB vRAM overhead

                    Enterprise                 1 pCpu + 32 GB vRAM        10 with 272 GB vRAM overhead

                    Enterprise Plus            1 pCpu + 48 GB vRAM        10 with 432 GB vRAM overhead

                     

                    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                    • 22. Re: vSphere 5 License Query Script - Results Thread
                      digitlman77 Enthusiast

                      Ahhh..you mean 62G is avail for *ALL* running guests, right?

                      • 23. Re: vSphere 5 License Query Script - Results Thread
                        CCJNL Enthusiast
                        vExpert

                        You'll have 62GB you will be allowed/licensed to give out to new powered on VM's or existing powered on VM's.

                        • 24. Re: vSphere 5 License Query Script - Results Thread
                          digitlman77 Enthusiast

                          Right, 62Gb maximum for all running guests.

                           

                          Total for all my hosts.

                           

                           

                          That sucks.

                          • 25. Re: vSphere 5 License Query Script - Results Thread
                            SAN_USER Lurker

                            No, that 62GB overhead (should actually be headroom - overhead sounds like it's unusable for VMs) is available in addition to whatever you have running at the moment (the 226GB line near the top).

                             

                            Yeah, you are somewhat hosed if you want to use all of the physical RAM in your clusters. Join the club. :-(

                            • 26. Re: vSphere 5 License Query Script - Results Thread
                              ferdis Hot Shot

                              Hi,

                              I have tried both methods from two separated VMware PowerCLI stations against 3 different 4.1 vCenters but without success. I got latest VMware PowerCLI on both stations.

                               

                              Clipboard01.png shows result for Alan Renouf Get-vSphere5Licenses script.

                              Clipboard02.png shows result for LucD Get-vRAMInfo function.

                              Clipboard03.png shows result for LucD Get-vRAMInfo function when I first run script by copy paste and run in VMware PowerCLI command line and then run Get-vRAMInfo command.

                              Clipboard04.png shows result for LucD Get-vRAMInfo function on one of my PowerCLI station against one of my vCenters when I used . ./Get.. .ps1 to load a function.

                              Clipboard05.png shows result for LucD Get-vRAMInfo function on other one of my PowerCLI station against other one of my vCenters when I used . ./Get.. .ps1 to load a function.

                               

                              Please can you give me a hint? Please what Im doing wrong?

                               

                              Thanks.

                               

                              Frantisek

                              • 27. Re: vSphere 5 License Query Script - Results Thread
                                LucD Guru
                                vExpertCommunity WarriorsUser Moderators

                                I assume you stored the function in that .ps1 file ?

                                If yes, you have to dot-source the file to 'load' the function.

                                 

                                . ./Get-vSphere5Licenses2.ps1

                                Yes, that is a dot followed by a blank at the beginning.

                                Afterwards you can call the function from the PS prompt

                                Get-vRAMInfo
                                • 28. Re: vSphere 5 License Query Script - Results Thread
                                  WessexFan Hot Shot

                                  So, i am assuming under my normal Enterprise licensing, that I have 405GB of memory to allocate to every single one of my guests..

                                  • 29. Re: vSphere 5 License Query Script - Results Thread
                                    ferdis Hot Shot

                                    Hi Luc,

                                    thank you very much for your prompt response. I have tried . ./Get.. .ps1 to load function but no success. You can see screenshots 04 and 05 I have updated to my reply.