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Virtualization Cost Calculator (beta)

This tool helps determine the number and estimate the cost of software and hardware components for a given virtualization environment.

Host specification:

# of hosts:
CPUs per host:
Cores per CPU:

Virtual servers / VMs:

# of VMs:
Total vCPUs:

Cost items:

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One-time cost items:

Description Cost Total Qty Total Cost
Server HW12000448000
vSphere Ent Plus3495827960
vCenter Server Std599515995
MS Windows Server Ent7703224640
Grand Total 106595

Recurring cost items:

Description Cost Total Qty Total Cost
vSphere Ent Plus - Support87486992
vCenter Server Std - Support149911499
Grand Total / per year 8491

Inputs:

Host specification - since many software licensing schemes are linked to server CPU specification, this tool requires information about the number of servers/hosts, the number of CPUs per server, and the number of cores per CPU.

Virtual servers / VMs - provide the total number of VMs and the total number of allocated vCPUs if any of the cost items are dependent on such parameters.

Cost item:
Desc - cost item description. Cost - unit cost. Qty - quantity per single application/allocation. Allocation method - per environment, per host, per CPU, etc. Type - one time or yearly recurring cost.

Outputs:

Cost items are grouped by type - one-time costs and yearly recurring costs. For each group the tool calculates the Total cost per item and the Grand Total values.

Notes:
This tool is a beta version and we welcome your feedback.
Maximum number of Cost items = 25.
The default parameters used by this tool are for illustration purpose only. Please adjust as required.

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Note that, as stated by Google, "All goo.gl URLs and click analytics are public and can be accessed by anyone" - so use at your discretion.