Features set as per license edition

This post is bit of common sense. But often ignored. I have several times went to VMware website to check what all features are available in specific Edition when actually information available right near you. Below is simple way to find out. Select ESXi host, on right hand side select configuration tab –> in software panel select “Licensed Features”. I have marked features which are always assumed as same for all edition which is actually never true.

In the past I have posted a post to just to remind myself

 

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e.g. As per above you’re entitled to use vSphere Data Recovery (vDR). All you’ve to do download the software and start using it. Please note vDR is only license per instance of vCenter