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Product Licensing Metric Reference Guide

This reference table shows how certain VMware products are licensed. This guide is for reference only. For license metric definitions, please consult the Product Guide.

Product
OSI or Processor or Portable Licensing Unit (PLU)
VM or App
User
Desktop or Device
Product Infrastructure
OSI or Processor or Portable Licensing Unit (PLU)
VM or App
User
Desktop or Device
Product vSphere
OSI or Processor or Portable Licensing Unit (PLU) per processor
VM or App
User
Desktop or Device
Product vSphere with Operations Management
OSI or Processor or Portable Licensing Unit (PLU) per processor
VM or App
User
Desktop or Device
Product vSphere Remote Office Branch Office
OSI or Processor or Portable Licensing Unit (PLU)
VM or App per VM
User
Desktop or Device
Product vCenter Server
OSI or Processor or Portable Licensing Unit (PLU)
VM or App per app instance
User
Desktop or Device
Product Site Recovery Manager
OSI or Processor or Portable Licensing Unit (PLU)
VM or App per VM
User
Desktop or Device
Product vRealize Operations
OSI or Processor or Portable Licensing Unit (PLU) per OSI
VM or App
User
Desktop or Device
Product vRealize Log Insight
OSI or Processor or Portable Licensing Unit (PLU) per OSI
per processor
VM or App
User
Desktop or Device
Product vRealize Automation
OSI or Processor or Portable Licensing Unit (PLU) per OSI
VM or App
User
Desktop or Device
Product vRealize Automation Desktop
OSI or Processor or Portable Licensing Unit (PLU)
VM or App per VM
User
Desktop or Device per desktop
Product vRealize Business for Cloud
OSI or Processor or Portable Licensing Unit (PLU) per OSI
per processor
VM or App
User
Desktop or Device
Product vRealize Business
OSI or Processor or Portable Licensing Unit (PLU)
VM or App
User
Desktop or Device named user
Product vRealize Suite
OSI or Processor or Portable Licensing Unit (PLU) per PLU
VM or App
User
Desktop or Device
Product vCloud Suite
OSI or Processor or Portable Licensing Unit (PLU) Per PLU for vRealize Suite component
Per CPU for vSphere component
VM or App
User
Desktop or Device
Product vRealize Code Stream
OSI or Processor or Portable Licensing Unit (PLU) per OSI
per processor
VM or App
User
Desktop or Device
Product vSAN
OSI or Processor or Portable Licensing Unit (PLU) per processor for Data Center
VM or App
User concurrent user for desktop
Desktop or Device
Product
OSI or Processor or Portable Licensing Unit (PLU)
VM or App
User
Desktop or Device
Product VMware NSX for vSphere
OSI or Processor or Portable Licensing Unit (PLU) Per processor for perpetual version only
VM or App per VM
User
Desktop or Device
Product VMware NSX for Multi-Hypervisor
OSI or Processor or Portable Licensing Unit (PLU) Per processor for perpetual version only
VM or App per VM
User
Desktop or Device
Product
OSI or Processor or Portable Licensing Unit (PLU)
VM or App
User
Desktop or Device
Product Fusion
OSI or Processor or Portable Licensing Unit (PLU)
VM or App
User
Desktop or Device per desktop
Product Fusion Pro
OSI or Processor or Portable Licensing Unit (PLU)
VM or App
User
Desktop or Device per desktop
Product Workstation Pro
OSI or Processor or Portable Licensing Unit (PLU)
VM or App
User
Desktop or Device per desktop
Product Workstation Player
OSI or Processor or Portable Licensing Unit (PLU)
VM or App
User
Desktop or Device per desktop
Product Horizon View Standard
OSI or Processor or Portable Licensing Unit (PLU)
VM or App
User concurrent user
Desktop or Device
Product Horizon Advanced, Enterprise
OSI or Processor or Portable Licensing Unit (PLU)
VM or App
User named user
concurrent user
Desktop or Device
Product Horizon Suite
OSI or Processor or Portable Licensing Unit (PLU)
VM or App
User named user
concurrent user
Desktop or Device
Product Horizon DaaS On-Premise Platform
OSI or Processor or Portable Licensing Unit (PLU)
VM or App
User concurrent user
Desktop or Device
Product Horizon DaaS On-Premise Platform
OSI or Processor or Portable Licensing Unit (PLU)
VM or App
User concurrent user
Desktop or Device
Product App Volumes
OSI or Processor or Portable Licensing Unit (PLU)
VM or App
User concurrent user
Desktop or Device
Product Mirage
OSI or Processor or Portable Licensing Unit (PLU)
VM or App
User named user
Desktop or Device
Product Horizon Socialcast on Premise
OSI or Processor or Portable Licensing Unit (PLU)
VM or App
User named user
Desktop or Device
Product Horizon FLEX
OSI or Processor or Portable Licensing Unit (PLU)
VM or App
User per device
Desktop or Device
Product Workspace (Portal)
OSI or Processor or Portable Licensing Unit (PLU)
VM or App
User named user
Desktop or Device
Product Workspace Suite
OSI or Processor or Portable Licensing Unit (PLU)
VM or App
User named user
Desktop or Device
Product Horizon Air
OSI or Processor or Portable Licensing Unit (PLU)
VM or App
User named user
Desktop or Device
Product Horizon Air Desktop DR
OSI or Processor or Portable Licensing Unit (PLU)
VM or App
User named user
Desktop or Device
Product ThinApp
OSI or Processor or Portable Licensing Unit (PLU)
VM or App
User named user
Desktop or Device per device
Product ThinApp Virtualization Packager
OSI or Processor or Portable Licensing Unit (PLU)
VM or App
User named user
Desktop or Device per device
Product Mirage Windows Migration
OSI or Processor or Portable Licensing Unit (PLU)
VM or App
User
Desktop or Device per device
Product vRealize Operations for Horizon
OSI or Processor or Portable Licensing Unit (PLU)
VM or App
User named user
concurrent user
Desktop or Device
Product User Environment Manager
OSI or Processor or Portable Licensing Unit (PLU)
VM or App
User named user
concurrent user
Desktop or Device per device
Product
OSI or Processor or Portable Licensing Unit (PLU)
VM or App
User
Desktop or Device
Product AirWatch Management Suite (Green, Orange, Blue, Yellow)
OSI or Processor or Portable Licensing Unit (PLU)
VM or App
User named user
Desktop or Device per device
Product AirWatch Content Locker
OSI or Processor or Portable Licensing Unit (PLU)
VM or App
User named user
Desktop or Device per device
Product AirWatch Content Locker Collaborate
OSI or Processor or Portable Licensing Unit (PLU)
VM or App
User named user
Desktop or Device per device
Product AirWatch Content Locker View
OSI or Processor or Portable Licensing Unit (PLU)
VM or App
User named user
Desktop or Device per device
Product AirWatch Advanced Application Management
OSI or Processor or Portable Licensing Unit (PLU)
VM or App
User named user
Desktop or Device per device
Product AirWatch Application Reputation Scanning
OSI or Processor or Portable Licensing Unit (PLU)
VM or App
User named user
Desktop or Device per device
Product AirWatch Browser
OSI or Processor or Portable Licensing Unit (PLU)
VM or App
User named user
Desktop or Device per device
Product AirWatch Email Client
OSI or Processor or Portable Licensing Unit (PLU)
VM or App
User named user
Desktop or Device per device
Product AirWatch MAM Application Management
OSI or Processor or Portable Licensing Unit (PLU)
VM or App
User named user
Desktop or Device per device
Product VMware Identity Manager Standard
OSI or Processor or Portable Licensing Unit (PLU)
VM or App
User named user
Desktop or Device
Product VMWare Identity Manager Advanced
OSI or Processor or Portable Licensing Unit (PLU)
VM or App
User named user
Desktop or Device