The licensing details for a product provide information about the current and average license keys use, and the current and average capacity of the license keys available for the product. You can view licensing details for a product from the Reporting tab of the Licensing page in the vSphere Client.

To view licensing details for a product, you select the product from the Products Chart pane and the licensing details for the product appear in the Product Details pane.

Above the table in the Product Details pane, you can view the license use and capacity for the product over the selected period and on the current date. The value for the license use that you view is the total use for all license keys that belong to the product and that are assigned to assets. If a threshold exists for the license use of the product, you can view the threshold limit.

Licensing Details for a Product

Licensing Detail for a Product

Description

Licenses used (selected period)

Number of units from the purchased license capacity that assets use over the selected period.

Purchased capacity (selected period)

Latest amount of license capacity that is purchased for the selected period.

Licenses used % (selected period)

Percentage from the purchased license capacity that assets use over the selected period.

Licenses used (today)

Number of units from the purchased license capacity that assets use on the current date.

Purchased capacity (today)

Amount of license capacity that is purchased for the product on the current date.

Licenses used % (today)

Percentage from the purchased license capacity that assets use on the current date.

Alert threshold

Value of the threshold set for the product.

The table in the Product Details pane lists all license keys that belong to the selected product and that are assigned to assets over the selected period. The table contains details for the use and capacity of every key.

The license use on the Product Details pane is an aggregated value from the row data in the license use snapshots that are stored in vCenter Server. The License Usage History service in every vCenter Server system collects license use snapshots every hour.