Tracking the license usage for products helps you to estimate the overall license requirements for your environment and to keep it correctly licensed. You can filter the license usage data by time period.


  • To view and generate license use reports for the products in vSphere, you must have the Global.Licenses privilege on the vCenter Server system, where the vSphere Web Client runs.


  1. In the vSphere Web Client navigator, select Administration, and under Licensing select Reports.
  2. On the Products tab, use the Time period drop-down menu to select a preconfigured or a custom time period for which you want to generate license use data.
  3. If you select a custom time period, select the start and end dates, and click Go.


The Report Summary shows the license usage for each product as a percentage of the license capacity for the product over the selected period.