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Using PowerShell to calculate vSphere 5 licenses

Users of VMware will likely be aware of the change to the licensing model for vSphere 5 (if not, they’re running some webinars), and I’m sure that a lot of organisations are busily calculating how that is going to affect them going forward. Hugo Peeters has produced a script using PowerShell and PowerCLI to calculate your vSphere 5 license requirements. Very handy.


I’d suggest running Hugo’s script against your existing infrastructure, and if the results aren’t to your liking you might want to grab a 60 day eval of vCenter CapacityIQ to see whether you can get away with less than what you’re currently running!