Add a License Key and Assign It to an Asset

After you obtain a license key, you can add it to the vCenter Server license inventory and assign the license key to assets.

Prerequisites

§ Verify that you have the Global.Licenses privilege.

§ Ensure that the vSphere Client is connected to the vCenter Server system.

Procedure

1. In the vSphere Client, select Home > Administration > Licensing.

2. In the Management tab, select Asset as a primary entity for sorting the license information.

3. Right-click an asset and select Change license key.

 

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4. Select Assign a new license key and click Enter Key.

5. Specify the license key, type an optional label for the key, and click OK.

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6. Click OK.

The license key is added to the vCenter Server license inventory and assigned to the corresponding asset. Please remember if vCenter Server is part of a Linked Mode group, the license key is added to the shared inventory of the group

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