Use the Licensing Reporting Manager to view licensing usage by vCenter Server and time period.

Make sure that you have the Global.Licenses privilege.


In the vSphere Client, click Home > Administration > Licensing Reporting Manager.


(Optional) Select the vCenter Server or the Linked Mode group in the vCenter Servers list for which you want to view licensing information.

By default, the vCenter Server instance you are connected to is selected. vCenter Server instances for versions earlier than vCenter Server 4.1 or instances where the VMware VirtualCenter Management Webservices Windows service is down appear dimmed.


(Optional) Select a preconfigured or custom time period for the licensing report using the Time period drop-down list.

By default, the YTD period is selected. If you select a custom time period, click Recalculate after you select the start and end dates for the report.

The Licensing Reporting Manager lists the license keys by product edition. Expand the product to view the list of license keys assigned to that product.

You can download the raw data used to calculate the aggregated information shown and use it to apply further analysis or keep it for your records.