The Licensing Reporting Manager provides a centralized interface for viewing license usage for vCenter Server 4.1 instances, either standalone or in Linked Mode. You access the Licensing Reporting Manager through the vSphere Client.

Using the Licensing Reporting Manager, you can view and generate reports on assigned license keys and their usage for different time periods. The Licensing Reporting Manager provides information about asset assignment, product edition, current usage, average usage, and capacity for each license key used in the inventory. Information does not appear for unused license keys.

The Licensing Accounting Module in vCenter Server takes snapshots of license usage several times a day and stores them in the vCenter Server database. Using the Licensing Reporting Manager, you can see aggregated usage statistics for selected time periods as well as download the collected license usage snapshots for further analysis and processing.

You can download the license data from the Licensing Reporting Manager to CSV format.

You can monitor the Licensing Reporting Manager through the Licensing Accounting Module health monitor on the vCenter Server Status page.

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The Licensing Reporting Manager helps you track current and historical license usage. For license management features such as adding, removing, and assigning license keys, use the Licensing view in the vSphere Client.