Verifying that a feature is licensed in vSphere
search cancel

Verifying that a feature is licensed in vSphere


Article ID: 342580


Updated On:


VMware vCenter Server VMware vSphere ESXi


This article provides steps to determine if an ESX/ESXi host is correctly licensed to use a particular feature.


VMware ESXi 4.1.x Embedded
VMware ESXi 3.5.x Embedded
VMware ESXi 4.1.x Installable
VMware vSphere ESXi 5.0
VMware vCenter Server 5.0.x
VMware vCenter Server 4.0.x
VMware ESXi 4.0.x Embedded
VMware ESX 4.0.x
VMware vSphere ESXi 5.5
VMware vSphere ESXi 5.1
VMware vCenter Server 5.1.x
VMware vCenter Server 5.5.x
VMware vSphere ESXi 6.0
VMware ESXi 4.0.x Installable
VMware VirtualCenter 2.5.x
VMware vCenter Server 6.0.x
VMware ESX Server 3.0.x
VMware VirtualCenter 2.0.x
VMware vCenter Server 4.1.x
VMware ESX 4.1.x
VMware ESXi 3.5.x Installable
VMware ESX Server 3.5.x


To verify which features are licensed, make sure that the vSphere Client/VMware Infrastructure is connected to vCenter Server/VirtualCenter.

To connect vSphere Client/VMware Infrastructure to vCenter Server/VirtualCenter:
  1. Select the ESX/ESXi host from the inventory in vCenter Server.
  2. Click the Configuration tab.
  3. Click the Licensed Features link.

    Note: Ensure that the feature appears on the list and that there are enough CPU licenses. If the feature is not listed, click Edit and enable the feature.