vCenter Hyperic is part of several VMware products, including vCenter Operations Management Suite, vCloud Suite, and vFabric Suite, each with its own licensing mechanism. vCenter Hyperic is also available as a standalone product. You configure the license according to the requirements of the product of which it is a part.

If your vCenter Hyperic is part of vCenter Operations Management Suite, see Configure the vCenter Hyperic License for vCenter Operations Manager.

If your vCenter Hyperic is part of vCloud Suite, see Configure the vCenter Hyperic License for vCloud Suite.

If your vCenter Hyperic is part of vFabric Suite, see Configure the vCenter Hyperic License for vFabric Suite.

If you have more than one license, you configure each of them.

vCenter Hyperic is licensed on a per managed platform basis, where a platform is:

A physical machine or a virtual machine on which a vCenter Hyperic agent is running.

If an agent manages a vSphere vCenter instance, it consumes a license for the platform that hosts vCenter, a license for each vSphere vHost that is administered by the vCenter instance and, if an agent is installed on each virtual machine, a license for each vSphere virtual machine on each vHost.

A network device or network host that is managed remotely by a vCenter Hyperic agent. See vCenter Hyperic Resource Configuration and Metrics for information about vCenter Hyperic functionality for managing remote devices and hosts.

If you have licenses for both vCenter Operations Management Suite and vFabric Suite, you are licensed for the total number of licenses provided by your vCenter Hyperic license plus the number of licenses provided in your vCenter Operations Management Suite license.