System administrators can manage Data Director product licenses from the Licensing pane of the Data Director Administration tab.


Evaluation licenses let you use Data Director for a limited period of time at no cost. The evaluation product is fully functional, but support is not available.


Permanent licenses provide full product functionality and never expire. Support and Subscription (SnS) licenses are required for all permanent software licenses.

When you buy permanent licenses, they replace any evaluation licenses you might have. After you upgrade to permanent licenses, only your permanent licenses appear in the Licensing pane. After you add a permanent license, you can no longer add evaluation licenses.

The following are the vFabric Postgres (vPostgres) database usage types.

Non-Production Use

Includes internal development, quality assurance, proof of concept, or other testing purposes.

Production Use

Includes use of vPostgres databases in any manner other than Non-Production Use.

You can change the vPostgres database usage type at any time. You can create databases at will as long as resources are available.

You cannot remove the last remaining permanent or evaluation license. Data Director provides vPostgres Non-Production Use licenses by default. The Non-Production Use licenses cannot be removed.

You can optionally purchase vFabric Developer Support for Production Use and Non-Production Use vPostgres databases.

SnS licenses are required for Data Director. SnS licenses are also required for vPostgres: Production Use databases.

Basic SnS licenses provide weekday support for test, development, and non-critical deployments.

Production SnS licenses provide focused, 24-hour support for production environments.

See the VMware Support Offerings Web site for details about the SnS licensing options. Manage your SnS licenses through standard VMware support processes.

For details about your licensing arrangement, contact your VMware representative.

The license management tasks that you can perform depend on your role, as shown in the following table.

License tasks


System administrator

Organization administrator

View licenses



Add licenses



Remove Licenses



Change database usage type



System administrators and organization administrators have licensing privileges by default, and can grant the View and Manage Licenses privilege to users. For example, an organization administrator can grant the View and Manage Licenses privilege to a database user. The database user can then view database license information and change the database usage type.

Organization administrators can view only their organization's license information.

Only users with the system administration role can add and remove licenses.