Does VMware workstation require a license?

Does VMware workstation require a license?

Workstation Pro requires a paid licensed for use which can be purchased from or from our channel partners. Workstation Pro licenses are available for personal use on up to 3 devices that you own or control. Workstation Pro can be licensed for corporate use and requires one license per device.

What happens if VMware workstation license expires?

For ESXi hosts, license or evaluation period expiry leads to disconnecting the hosts from vCenter Server. All powered-on virtual machines continue to work, but you cannot power on virtual machine once they are powered-off. You cannot change the current configuration of the features that are already in use.

How do I find my VMware key?

To view license keys:

  1. Log in to Customer Connect.
  2. Select Manage Licenses from the Quick Links icon or by selecting Products and Accounts > Accounts > License Keys.
  3. If you are associated with multiple accounts, choose the appropriate account from the dropdown at the top of the page.

How do I get my VMware license key for free?

How-To: Install a Free License Key for ESXi

  1. Sign in make an account on the right hand side.
  2. Once registered and signed in, select the appropriate version and you will see a download link and key as seen below.
  3. Log in to your ESXi server and click Host – Manage – Licensing.
  4. Click the gear and select “Assign License”.

How do I remove a VMware workstation license key?

If you wish to delete the license key, please right click the serial and choose Delete.

How much is a VMware license?


vSphere Edition License Price (1 Year B/P) Upgrade from Standard (1 Year B/P)
VMware vSphere Standard $1268 $1318 n/a
VMware vSphere Enterprise Plus $4229 $4369 n/a
VMware vSphere with Operations Management $5318 $5494 n/a

How do I get a VMware license?

Licensing a vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi 6.0) host

  1. Log in to the ESX/ESXi host using VMware vSphere Client.
  2. Click the Configuration tab.
  3. Click Licensed Features under Software.
  4. Click Edit under Licensed Features.
  5. Select Assign a new license key to this host.
  6. Press Enter and enter the License Key.
  7. Click OK.

Where can I find my VMware Fusion license key?

The license keys will be available in your Customer Connect account. If the licenses are purchased recently and you do not have them under your account please contact you SU/PC.

How do I find my license key for VMware Workstation Pro?

Note: If you have an invalid license, Workstation Pro prompts you to enter a license key each time you attempt to power on a virtual machine. Once you have installed Workstation Pro, you can find your license key in the About VMware Workstation Pro window.

Why is VMware Fusion not accepting the license key I gave?

If you mean that VMware Fusion (the forum where you posted) does not accept the license key you got send then that is entirely logical. Your screenshot is about you having received a free license for VMware Workstation. The license keys between Workstation and Fusion are not compatible.

How do I check if my VMware license is valid?

Log in to and then under support (top right menu) select license tracker tool. This will open a new tab in your browser. You can enter your license in there and it will tell you if it is valid.

How do I know when my evaluation license key expires?

The date the evaluation license key expires is also displayed. When you use the trial version of VMware Workstation Pro, a notice appears on the home page advising you of the trial license expiration date. [Read more]