You can view details about the license use and capacity of a certain product. You can filter the license use data by a vCenter Server system and time period.

Required privilege: Global.Licenses

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

2

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.

3

(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.

4

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

5

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

6

Select a product from the Products Chart pane.

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.

Details about the license use for the selected product that 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.

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.