By using the VMware Host Client, you can assign an existing or new license key to an ESXi host.

Verify that you have the Global.Licenses privilege.

1

Click Manage in the VMware Host Client inventory and click Licensing.

2

Click Assign license, enter a license key in the form XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX, and click Check license.

3

Click Assign license to save your changes.