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  • 1.  Licenses with & without linked vcenters

    Posted Nov 10, 2022 04:52 PM

    Follow on to my license question from yesterday. I'm getting all the licenses now, and its working well.

    Except that for any linked vcenters, I get duplicates - one from each vcenter.

    I've tried connecting with and without the '-AllLinked' option, but it doesn't make a difference.

     

    Is there any way programmatically to get the license manager of linked vcenters to give me just one instance instead of two?

    I'm looking at hashing all the keys as they're retrieved, and checking the new key against the hash, but that seems clunky.

    I really don't want to have a linked listed and a separate an unlinked list.



  • 2.  RE: Licenses with & without linked vcenters

    Posted Nov 10, 2022 06:17 PM

    Did you use the Server parameter in 

    $licMgr = Get-View LicenseManager -Server $_
    $licAssignmentMgr = Get-View -Id $licMgr.LicenseAssignmentManager -Server $vc

    Note that the script from the other thread looks at all vCenters (what is $global:defaultVIServers)



  • 3.  RE: Licenses with & without linked vcenters

    Posted Nov 10, 2022 06:51 PM

    No, I'm back to just using the LicenseManager since I can get used & total licenses.  But it still connects into each vcenter, and treats the linked ones as unique license mangers.  As you can see, the hashed keys are there, and works (except for one weird licensing issue on a single vcenter).  But seems like there should be a 'linked' license manager. I dunno, maybe I'm just dreaming.

     

     

    foreach ($vc in $vcs){
        Connect-VIServer $vc -credential $cred -AllLinked
    }
    
    $vSphereLicInfo = @() 
    $keyHash = @{}
    $LicenseMan = Get-View LicenseManager 
        Foreach ($License in $LicenseMan.Licenses) { 
            $Details = "" |Select VC, Name, Key, Total, Used, ExpirationDate , Information
            if ( ($license.LicenseKey -ne "00000-00000-00000-00000-00000") -and !($keyHash[$License.LicenseKey]) ) {
                $Details.VC = ([Uri]$LicenseMan.Client.ServiceUrl).Host
                $Details.Name= $License.Name
                $Details.Key= $License.LicenseKey
                $Details.Used= $License.Used
                $Details.Total= $License.Total
                $Details.Information= $License.Labels | Select -expand Value
                $Details.ExpirationDate = $License.Properties | Where { $_.key -eq "expirationDate" } | Select -ExpandProperty Value
                $keyHash[$Details.Key] = $Details
                $vSphereLicInfo += $Details 
            }
        } 
     
    
    $vSphereLicInfo  | Export-Csv ("D:\Reports\VMwareLicenseReport_" + (get-date -format yyyy-MM-ddTHH-mm-ss-ff) + ".csv") -NoTypeInformation
    
    Disconnect-VIServer * -Confirm:$false

     

     



  • 4.  RE: Licenses with & without linked vcenters

    Posted Nov 10, 2022 06:58 PM

    Afaik, licenses are replicated between vCenters in Enhanced Linked Mode.
    If that is your setup, you should only query 1 vCenter and it's LicenseManager



  • 5.  RE: Licenses with & without linked vcenters

    Posted Nov 10, 2022 08:57 PM

    Appreciate the info. Was hoping it wasn't true, but makes sense.