You must license your vSphere environment before its 60-day evaluation period expires.

The scenario uses vSphere 5 Standard and vCenter Server 5 Standard licenses. In a production environment, the combinations between vSphere and vCenter Server licenses vary.

Your vSphere environment is running in evaluation mode.

You have valid vSphere 5 Standard and vCenter Server 5 Standard licenses.

Required privileges: Global.Licenses

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You must license your vSphere environment before its 60-day evaluation period expires. To begin, add the vSphere 5 Standard and vCenter Server 5 Standard license keys to the inventory of the My vCenter Server 5.1 system.

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You added the vSphere 5 Standard and vCenter Server 5 Standard licenses to the inventory of the My vCenter Server 5.1 system. You must assign the vCenter Server 5.x Standard license key to the My vCenter Server 5.1 system before its 60-day evaluation period expires.

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You licensed the My vCenter Server 5.1 system. To complete the licensing configuration of your vSphere environment, you must assign the vSphere 5.x Standard license key to the ESXi-A and ESXi-B hosts before their 60-day evaluation period expires.

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You licensed your vSphere environment. View the license usage for the vSphere 5 Standard product.