You can view the features that an asset uses before you assign it a license. For example, if an ESXi host is in evaluation mode, you can view which features the hosts uses and then assign an appropriate license to it.


  • To view and manage licenses in the vSphere 6.0 environment, you must have the Global > Licenses privilege on the vCenter Server system, where the vSphere Web Client runs.


  1. In the vSphere Web Client, select Administration, and under Licensing, select Licenses.
  2. Select the Assets tab.
  3. Select the vCenter Server systems, Hosts, Clusters or the Solutions option.
  4. Select an asset and click the View Features in Use toolbar icon.