Below a summary table with the upgrades necessary for the keys of the various 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 Yes. For more information, see How to Upgrade License Keys in My VMware (2006974).
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 Yes Yes. For more information, see How to Upgrade License Keys in My VMware (2006974).
6.0 No This is the latest version.
vSOM – vSphere with Operations Management (Standard, Enterprise and Enterprise Plus) 5.1 5.5 Yes Yes. For more information, see How to Upgrade License Keys in My VMware (2006974).
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.
vCenter Server (Standard and Foundation) 4.x 4.x or 5.0 or 5.1 or 5.5 Yes Yes. For more information, see How to Upgrade License Keys in My VMware (2006974).
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 Yes Yes. For more information, see How to Upgrade License Keys in My VMware (2006974).
6.0 No This is the latest version.

 

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 Yes. For more information, see How to Upgrade License Keys in My VMware (2006974).
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 Yes. For more information, see How to Upgrade License Keys in My VMware (2006974).
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 Yes. For more information, see How to Upgrade License Keys in My VMware (2006974).
5.x 6.x Yes Yes. For more information, see How to Upgrade License Keys in My VMware (2006974).
6.x 7.x Yes Yes. For more information, see How to Upgrade License Keys in My VMware (2006974).
7.x No This is the latest version.
Workstation 8.x 9.x or 10.x Yes Yes. For more information, see How to Upgrade License Keys in My VMware (2006974).
9.x 10.x Yes Yes. For more information, see How to Upgrade License Keys in My VMware (2006974).
10.x 11.x Yes Yes. For more information, see How to Upgrade License Keys in My VMware (2006974).
11.x No This is the latest version.
Player Pro 6.x 7.x Yes Yes. For more information, see How to Upgrade License Keys in My VMware (2006974).
7.x No This is the latest version.