You might want to track the license use for products that have license keys assigned to asset. Tracking the license use for products helps you to estimate what are the overall license requirements for your environment and to remain in compliance. You can filter the license use data by vCenter Server system and time period.

Required privilege: Global.Licenses

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In the vSphere Web Client, select Administration > Licensing > License Reports.

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From the vCenter Server drop-down menu, select the vCenter Server instance for which you want to generate license use data.

When you select a vCenter Server instance that is part of a Linked Mode group, license use data is aggregated for the entire Linked Mode group.

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(Optional) To generate the license use report for a vCenter Server instance that is part of a Linked Mode group, select Show data only for the selected vCenter Server.

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From the Time period drop-down menu, select a preconfigured or a custom time period for which you want to generate license use data.

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

The Products Chart shows the license use for each product as a percentage of the license capacity for the product over the selected period. If a threshold exists for the license use of a product, the percentage of the threshold use appears in the chart.

Note

You might notice vRAM usage reported for vSphere 5.x licenses. vSphere 5.x is licensed per-processor and you should ignore the reported vRAM usage for vSphere 5.x licenses.