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vSphere 6.5 - How to Assign License Key to vCenter Server
By Pranay Jha | May 29, 2017 | In Articles | Total Views [ 10342 ]
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Two Steps to Manage this Licensing for vCenter. Please note the same we can do for ESXi Hosts.

  • Step#1 Add License Key to Virtual Center
  • Step#2 Assign License to Virtual Center

Manage License Key for Virtual Center Server:-

Step#1 - Add License Key to Virtual Center

  • Login to Virtual Center using Web or vSphere Client. Here we have logged in thrugh Web Client.
  • On top of console, you can see the note saying that licenses in our inventory either expired or not available.
  • Go to Home > Click on Licenses under Administration Tab

  • Click on Manage your Licenses in Getting Started Tab or Go to Licenses Tab.
  • Click on + icon to Create New Licenses.

  • Enter the vCenter Server 6.x Standard license key and press Enter to add a new line.
  • Enter the vSphere 6.x Standard license key(For ESXi), and click Next.

  • Label the license keys as per your convinient. Click on Next.

  • Your Licenses have been added here. Now let's move to Step#2 to Assign Licenses.

Step#2 - Assign License to Virtual Center

  • Go to Licenses Option and and Click on Manage Your Assets under Getting Started tab. It will redirect you to Assets Tab.

  • Under Assets Tab > Go to vCenter Server Systems (To Assign License to Virtual Center). Do the same for ESXi Host in Hosts Tab if you want to assign License to ESXi Host.
  • Click on Firts Icon -> to Assign License

  • Select License and Click on OK.

  • vCenter Server is Licensed Now. Enjoy Managing the Inventory.


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