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 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 Assets tab.
  4. Select the vCenter Server systems, Hosts, Clusters, or the Solutions option.
  5. Select an asset and view the associated features.
    • In the vSphere Client, click the Features subtab below the list of assets.
    • In the vSphere Web Client, click the View Licensed Features toolbar icon.