You can view the available license keys in the inventory of vCenter Server along with their expiration dates, available capacity, and use.

Before you begin

Required privilege: Global > Licenses

Procedure

  1. In the vSphere Web Client, select Administration, and under Licensing, select Licenses.
  2. From the vCenter Server drop-down menu, select a vCenter Server system.

    If you select a vCenter Server system that is part of a Linked Mode group, you can view licensing information about the entire group. For Linked Mode groups, you can view licensing information only for those vCenter Server systems for which you have sufficient privileges.

  3. Select the tab for the licensing information that you want to view.

    Tab

    Description

    License Keys

    Lists all license keys that are available in the license inventory of the selected vCenter Server system or Linked Mode group.

    Products

    Lists the products that have license keys available in the selected vCenter Server system or Linked Mode group.

    vCenter Server Instances

    Displays licensing information about the selected vCenter Server system or Linked Mode group.

    Hosts

    Lists all hosts that are connected to the selected vCenter Server system or Linked Mode group.

    Clusters

    Lists all clusters with enabled Virtual SAN that are available for the selected vCenter Server system or Linked Mode group.

    Solutions

    Lists all solutions that are registered with the selected vCenter Server system or Linked Mode group.

What to do next

You should not keep unassigned license keys in the license inventory of vCenter Server.

  • If any unassigned license keys exist, assign these keys to assets.

  • Remove all expired license keys or keys that you do not intend to assign .