Movere provides great views of "the licenses required to keep your estate compliant" as well as looking at "what licenses can be assigned to a virtual estate". To do this you will need to know your license entitlement - in other words, the licenses you own. This can be obtained via Microsoft or your Microsoft licensing partner.
Once you have scanned your environment (an Inventory scan is sufficient) and you have your licensing information, go to IO\Microsoft Licenses\Windows Server as shown below:
Under the bottom right of each of the server hosts (grey boxes) is a there is a 'Show Guests' button:
If you click on this a set of boxes will drop down, these are the virtual servers on the host server:
In the windows section you can only assign licenses to the host server however, in the SQL section you can assign licenses to the individual virtual instances.
Once you have looked at the clustered servers you also have the option to look at the remaining estate.
Clicking each of the sections will filter on physical servers that aren't part of a cluster and unlinked servers which are virtual machines that are not linked to a virtual cluster:
Once you have assessed your licensing entitlement for licenses which are eligible to be used in the cloud, you can allocate identified, qualifying licenses to clusters by clicking the BYOL checkbox. Please take care in doing this as 1- Movere does not check the eligibility of your license 2- Movere is not keeping a tally of your licenses against the total number in your entitlement - you should do that exercise offline.
If you tick this box in the SQL section it will automatically tick the box for Software Assurance (SA) as for SQL this is a licensing requirement.
With workstation and licensing there are a couple of things you should consider. Something many customers struggle with is CALs required by users and Movere can list these for you. User\Microsoft\CAL List will list each user and the CALs they require for the systems and applications they access, this can be exported into excel for manipulation by CAL type, by user or to generate totals.
You can also export a full device list for both server and desktop so manual reconciliations can be done. This can be found in Device/Device List tab. This will list all workstations, Linux, hypervisor, Physical servers as well as objects Movere cant recognize which require further investigation.
To look at the applications on servers you can create lists for each application type e.g by looking at tab Device\Microsoft\SharePoint which will list the on premise SharePoint servers by edition. This can be done for SharePoint, Dynamics, Exchange, Skype and BizTalk.
Finally, Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) is strictly licensed by named user and the view User\Microsoft\MSDN lists out those requiring a license and therefore those entitled to setup and access development environments.
Below are some ideas for ways to use the fantastic data you can find in Movere for licensing analysis and optimization and an indication of where to find the data:
|Area of Analysis||Where to Identify Opportunities||Where to Find Support Data in Movere|
|CAL requirements - which users are accessing servers, and what level of access do they require?||