(Optional) If a license was not assigned during deployment of the Management vCenter Server and ESXi hosts, you may add new licenses for this vCenter Server instance if needed.

1

Log in to the Management vCenter Server by using the vSphere Web Client.

a

Open a Web browser and go to https://mgmt01vc51.lax01.rainpole.local/vsphere-client.

b

Log in using the following credentials.

Setting

Value

User name

administrator@vsphere.local

Password

vsphere_admin_password

2

Click the Home icon above the Navigator and choose the Administration menu item.

3

On the Administration page, click Licenses and click the Licenses tab.

4

Click the Create New Licenses icon to add license keys.

5

On the Enter license keys page, enter license keys for vCenter Server and ESXi, one per line, and click Next.

6

On the Edit license name page, enter a descriptive name for each license key, and click Next.

7

On the Ready to complete page, review your entries, and click Finish.

8

Assign the newly added licenses to the respective assets.

a

Click the Assets tab.

b

Select the vCenter Server instance, and click the Assign License icon.

c

Select the vCenter Server license that you entered in the previous step and click OK.