When you add a host to the vCenter Server inventory, you can assign a license key to the host.

You must have a communication channel through a firewall before you add a host.

Note

Verify that the edition of the license key you assign to the host matches the currently configured features and resources. Otherwise, you cannot assign the license key.

1

Click Inventory in the navigation bar.

2

Expand the inventory as needed and click the appropriate datacenter, folder, or cluster.

3

Right-click the datacenter or cluster and select Add Host.

4

At the prompt, assign an existing vSphere license key or add a new vSphere license key.