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License key requirements for new version of VMware products (2059926)

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This article provides information on the license key requirements for new version of VMware products.

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This table help you to determine if you need to upgrade the license on My VMware for new version of VMware products.

 
Data Center Virtualization and Cloud Infrastructure
Existing product version Version to be upgraded to Is a new key required? The SnS Contract for the product is active, can the license key be upgraded in My VMware Portal?
vCloud Suite (Standard, Advanced and Enterprise) 5.1 5.5 No The existing license key also unlocks version 5.5
5.5 6.0 Yes Yes. For more information, see How to Upgrade License Keys in My VMware (2006974).
6.0 - No This is the latest version.
vSphere or ESXi (Essentials, Essentials Plus, Standard, Enterprise and Enterprise Plus) 4.x 5.0 or 5.1 or 5.5 Yes
5 5.1 or 5.5 No The existing license key also unlocks version 5.1 and 5.5
5.1 5.5 No The existing license key also unlocks version 5.1 and 5.5
5.5 6.0 or 6.5
Yes Yes. For more information, see How to Upgrade License Keys in My VMware (2006974).
6.0 6.5
No The existing license key also unlocks version 6.5
vSOM - vSphere with Operations Management (Standard, Enterprise and Enterprise Plus) 5.1 5.5 Yes
5.5 6.0 or 6.5
Yes
6.0 6.5
No The existing license key also unlocks version 6.5
vCenter Server (Standard and Foundation) 4.x 4.1 or 5.0 or 5.1 or 5.5 Yes
5 5.1 or 5.5 No The existing license key also unlocks version 5.0, 5.1 and 5.5
5.1 5.5 No The existing license key also unlocks version 5.1 and 5.5
5.5 6.0 or 6.5
Yes
6.0 6.5
No The existing license key also unlocks version 6.5
 

Data Center and Cloud Management

Existing product version

Version to be upgraded to

Is a new key required?

The SnS Contract was active on GA date, can the license key be upgraded in My VMware Portal?

vRealize Operations (Standard, Advanced, Enterprise)
(formerly vCenter Operations Management Suite Standard, Advanced, Enterprise).

1.x

5

Yes

Yes. The license is already delivered to My VMware

5

5.6 or 5.7

Yes

Yes. For more information, see How to Upgrade License Keys in My VMware (2006974).

5.6

5.7

No

The existing license key also unlocks version 5.7

5.7

6.0

Yes

Yes. For more information, see How to Upgrade License Keys in My VMware (2006974).

6.0

- No

This is the latest version

vCloud Director

1.x

5.1 or 5.5

No

The existing license key also unlocks version 1.x and 5.1 and 5.5

5.1

5.5

No

The existing license key also unlocks version 1.x and 5.1 and 5.5

5.5

-

No

The existing license key also unlocks version 1.x and 5.1 and 5.5

 
Network and Security Existing product version Version to be upgraded to Is a new key required? The SnS Contract for the product is active, can the license key be upgraded in My VMware Portal?
vCloud Networking and Security 5.1 5.5 No The existing license key also unlocks version 5.1 and 5.5
 
Desktop Virtualization and Mobile Computing Existing product version Version to be upgraded to Is a new key required? The SnS Contract for the product is active, can the license key be upgraded in My VMware Portal?
Horizon (with View) Standard/Advanced/Enterprise (formerly VMware View). 4.x 5.0 or 5.1 or 5.2 Yes
5 5.1 or 5.2 No The existing license key also unlocks version 5.1 and 5.2.
5.1 5.2 No The existing license key also unlocks version 5.2.
5.2 6.0 Yes
6.0 - No This is the latest version.
 
Personal Desktop Existing product version Version to be upgraded to Is a new key required? The SnS Contract for the product is active, can the license key be upgraded in My VMware Portal?
Fusion and Fusion Pro 4.x 5.x or 6.x Yes
5.x 6.x Yes
6.x 7.x Yes Yes. For more information, see How to Upgrade License Keys in My VMware (2006974).
7.x
8.x Yes Yes. For more information see Upgrading license keys in My VMware (2006974).
8.x - No This is the latest version.
Workstation 8.x 9.x or 10.x Yes
9.x 10.x Yes
10.x 11.x Yes Yes. For more information, see How to Upgrade License Keys in My VMware (2006974).
11.x 12.x Yes Yes. For more information, see How to Upgrade License Keys in My VMware (2006974).
12.x - No This is the latest version.
Workstation Player 6.x 7.x Yes
7.x 12.x Yes
12.x - No
This is the latest version.
 
 
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