In vSphere, a license holds a license key for a product. You can view the associated license key for every license.


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


  1. Click Menu > Administration.
  2. Expand Licensing and click Licenses.
  3. Select the Licenses tab.
  4. Select a license from the list and view the license key.
    • In the vSphere Client, click the Summary subtab that is below the list of licenses. Under General, you can see the license name, the expiration date, the state of the license, and the license key.
    • In the vSphere Web Client, click the View License Key toolbar icon.