You can view details about the license use for a product from the Licensing page in the vSphere Client. You can filter the license use data by a vCenter Server and period.

Verify that you have the Global.Licenses privilege.

Ensure that the vSphere Client is connected to the vCenter Server system.

Ensure that you have the vSphere Web Client installed and the vCenter Server system is registered with it.

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In the vSphere Client, select Home > Administration > Licensing.

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Select the Reporting tab.

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If the vCenter Server instance that you are connected to is part of a Linked Mode group, leave the default All vCenter Server instances value in the vCenter Server drop-down menu.

You should leave the default All vCenter Server Instances value to view the license use for a product for the entire group. If you view the license use for a single vCenter Server instance and not the entire group, you do not receive information about the total use of license keys that are assigned to more than one asset in the group.

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Select a preconfigured or a custom period for the license use details from the Time period drop-down menu.

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(Optional) If you select a custom time period, specify the start and end dates, and click Recalculate.

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Select a product from the Products Chart.

The vRAM use for vSphere 5.0 products is reported separately from the CPU use for the every product edition. For example, the vRAM use for vSphere 5.0 Standard is reported as VMware vSphere 5 Standard (vRAM) in the Prodcuts Chart.

Details about the license use of the product that you select appear in the Product Details pane. The table in the Product Details pane lists all the license keys for the product that are assigned to assets in the selected period. The table can list license keys that are not used currently but were assigned to assets in the selected period.

View details about each license key for the product.