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Vmaware capacity and Licensing

We are planning to move Virtual machines from one separate Vcenter to our Vcenter.

I need to know how can I find out if our Vcenter has the capacity to host the new VMs, in matter of Resources CPU/RAM
I also want to inventory Licenses, I am not sure if Licenses are base on the number of Virtual machines you are hosting or based just on per host CPU ?

Any help will be very much appreciated.

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 2000 total points
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VMware Licenses are not based on Virtual Machines. Licenses are based on a socket basis per Host ESXi Server.

As for your capacity, in simply terms is to add up all the vCPUs and Memory currently in use, and storage using a Spreadsheet. Does the total value exceed your new host, working on a basis of 5-6 per physical Core on the host processor.

A more scientific way, would be to use VMware vCenter Operations Manager, 60 day FREE trails are available, the software is deployed by importing two virtual appliances into your current vCenter Server, so you'll be up and running within a few minutes.

Leave for 2 weeks for it to gather metrics, and then run What-If Deployment Capacity Reports, and VMware vCenter Operations Manager will advise what capacity you have left, and how many more VMs, can your infrastructure take.
 
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Dell Quest also have VKernel Capacity Products as well.
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