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VMware vSphere Essentials by Christian Stankowic, Kunal Kumar

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vCenter Server licensing

In the VMware vSphere environment, the licensing is managed through vCenter Server. All licensing is encapsulated in 25-character license keys that can be managed and monitored from vCenter Server.

License information can be viewed by product, licensed key, or asset:

  • Product: A license to use a vSphere software component or a particular feature
  • License Key: The serial number that is related to a particular product
  • Asset: The machine on which the product is installed

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