You can view the available licenses in vSphere and their expiration dates, available capacity, and usage. You can also view the available products and assets.

Prerequisites

  • 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 runs.

Procedure

  1. Click Menu > Administration.
  2. Expand Licensing and click Licenses.
  3. Select a tab for the licensing information that you want to view.
    Tab Description
    Licenses Lists all licenses that are available in the vSphere environment. For every license, you can view the associated license key, license usage, license capacity, and expiration date.
    Products Lists the products that have licenses available in the vSphere environment. You can view the licenses that are available for every product, licensed features, license usage, and license capacity.
    Assets Displays licensing information about the assets that are available in the vSphere environment. Assets are vCenter Server systems, hosts, vSAN clusters, Supervisor Clusters, and other products that you use with vSphere that are listed under Solutions.

What to do next

If you have upgraded, divided, or combined any licenses in My VMware, you must not use these old license keys and should remove them from the inventory.