License vCenter Server & ESXi Host in vSphere 6

This blog post is regarding assigning new licenses in vSphere 6 environment.

First thing is to add the vCenter and ESXi licenses in vSphere web client, for this:

– Log in to vSphere web client using administrator account.

-In the left pane, click Administration and click Licenses.

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– In the middle pane, click the Licenses tab, in the middle pane, click the plus sign to create new licenses.

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– In the text box on the Enter license keys page, enter the license keys one per line, and click next.3

– On the Edit license names page, enter the new license names for  vCenter Server and Enterprise Plus in the License Name dialog boxes and click Next.

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On the Ready to complete page, click Finish.

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Now that we have added the licenses to vCenter , its time to assign the vCenter server and ESXi host licenses.

Assign vCenter Server license key to the vCenter Server instance.
– In the middle pane, click the Assets tab, Click the vCenter Server systems tab and click the Assign License link.

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– In the Assign License dialog box, select the vCenter Server license key.
– Click OK

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Assign the vSphere Enterprise Plus Edition 6 license key to the ESXi host.
– In the center pane, click the Hosts tab and click the Assign License link.

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In the Assign License dialog box, select the vSphere Enterprise Plus Edition 6 license key

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Click OK.

I hope the post was helpful . keep learning and sharing 🙂

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