Software Summary Report
The Software Summary Report displays how many software instances on Windows VMs are installed in your virtualized infrastructure. Information from this report is retrieved from guest OS scanning. Use this report to help you quickly identify your software licensing requirements for Windows VMs.
The report indicates the total number of Windows VMs in your virtualized infrastructure, and the number of Windows VMs that have undergone a guest OS scan and that have at least one software instance.
Note: The number of scanned VMs excludes any Windows 2003 VMs that don't have any software because they don't have the WIN32_Product WMI provider installed.
The following describes the elements included in the report:
The Software Details table shows:
- the major version number of the software
Note: Only the major version number of the software is collected for this report. For example, if there are versions of one software instance running on VMs numbered "5.3" and "5.4", only the major version number is reported, which is "5" in this case.
- the number of software instances that reside on in-inventory VMs, out-of-inventory VMs, and templates (the total of in-inventory and out-of-inventory templates)
- the total number of software instances
The Software VM List table lists the VMs where each of the software instances are installed. By default, the Software VM List table isn't included in the report.
In the Software VM List, the Datacenter column provides the name of the closest parent folder for VMs in SCVMM cloud accounts.
Generating the Software Summary Report
Reports > Change & Configuration Management > Software Summary
All Access Rights Levels
To generate the report:
- In the Include VM List field, select Yes or No depending on whether you want the report to display the Software VM List table.
- Optional: Enter a Comment.
- Click Generate.