After you purchase assets, you can add the license keys to the license inventory. You can add multiple license keys at the same time.

The vSphere Client must be connected to the vCenter Server system.


From a vSphere Client host that is connected to a vCenter Server system, select Home > Licensing.


Click Manage vSphere Licenses.


In the Add License Keys text area, enter license keys one per line.

You can paste a list of keys in one operation.


(Optional) Type a brief description of the keys.


Click Add License Keys.

If any of the keys are invalid, an error message lists the invalid keys. You can correct the invalid keys and try adding them again, or delete them.


If you are not ready to assign license keys to assets, click Next through the remaining wizard screens and click Finish to save your changes.