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.

Before you begin

Required privilege: Global > Licenses

Procedure

  1. In the vSphere Web Client, select Administration, and under Licensing select License Reports.
  2. From the vCenter Server drop-down menu, select the vCenter Server system for which you want to generate license use data.

    When you select a vCenter Server system 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 system 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.

Results

Details about the license use for the selected product 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.

The License Usage History service in every vCenter Server system collects license use snapshots every hour. The license use on the Product Details pane is an aggregated value from the raw data in the license use snapshots that are stored in vCenter Server.

Table 1. Licensing Details for a Product

Licensing Detail for a Product

Description

Licenses used (selected period)

Number of units from the available license capacity that assets have used over the selected period.

Purchased capacity (selected period)

Latest amount of license capacity that is purchased for the selected period.

Licenses used % (selected period)

Percentage of the purchased license capacity that assets use over the selected period.

Licenses used (today)

Number of units from the purchased license capacity that assets use on the current date.

Purchased capacity (today)

Amount of license capacity that is available for the product on the current date.

Licenses used % (today)

Percentage of the purchased license capacity that assets use on the current date.

Alert threshold

Value of the threshold set for the license use of the product.