After you install the vRealize Operations for Horizon solution, you must add a vRealize Operations for Horizon license key in the vRealize Operations Manager user interface. vRealize Operations for Horizon is not functional until it is licensed.

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You must also add a license key for vRealize Operations Manager.

You can have an evaluation license key or a product license key for vRealize Operations for Horizon. The evaluation license key (eval) provides 60 days of unlimited product use. A product license key is encoded with an expiration date and a license count.

The vRealize Operations for Horizon license is required to use the vRealize Operations for Horizon. To retrieve the vRealize Operations for Horizon license key, go to http://my.vmware.com.In addition to the vRealize Operations for Horizon license, you also require the vRealize Operations Manager license key.

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The descriptions of the two licenses are very similar.

  • The vRealize Operations for Horizon license type is Concurrent User (CCU). The vRealize Operations Manager license type is Virtual Machine (VM).

  • The Horizon View Enterprise license key also serves as the vRealize Operations for Horizon license key .

To add your vRealize Operations for Horizon license key, select Administration > Licensing in the vRealize Operations Manager user interface and add your license key to VMware Horizon Solution on the License Keys tab.

For detailed information about adding license keys, see the vRealize Operations Manager Customization and Administration Guide.

If your vRealize Operations for Horizon license key expires, the vRealize Operations for Horizon adapter stops populating vRealize Operations Manager with data. If you have a valid license key but you exceed the license count, vRealize Operations Manager generates alerts and a watermark appears on certain dashboards. The Horizon adapter does not restrict data when the license count is exceeded.