You must configure a license to use vCenter Server. License keys are required for various vSphere components and features.

To configure licenses, the vSphere Client must be connected to a vCenter Server system.

Required privilege: Global.Settings

1

If necessary, select Administration > vCenter Server Settings to display the vCenter Server Settings dialog box.

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If the vCenter Server system is part of a connected group, select the server you want to configure from the Current vCenter Server drop-down menu.

3

In the vCenter License section, select the type of license key to assign to this vCenter Server.

Select Assign an existing license key to this vCenter Server and select a license key from the Product list.

Select Assign a new license key to this vCenter Server, click Enter Key, and enter a vCenter Server license key and an optional label for the key.

Note

To enter ESXi host license keys, select View > Administration > Licensing

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