You can export a report for the license use of products for a certain time period and vCenter Server instance. The report is exported in a CSV file that you can later open with third-party applications.

Note

A tamper-detection feature in vCenter Server protects the license use information. If the licensing data in the vCenter Server database has been edited, you cannot export a license use report.

Required privilege: Global.Licenses

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

2

Click Export.

The Export License Data window appears.

3

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

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

4

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

5

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

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Click Export.

The export operation takes a few seconds.

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In the Save Export File window, click Yes.

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Browse to the location where you want to save the file and click Save.

The license use for products over the selected time period is exported in a CSV file. The CSV file is contained in a .zip file saved to the specified location.

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.