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How to Assign License to ESXi Host ?

After installing an ESXi host we need to add or assign the License to the ESXi to use the full features of it. So in this post we will see on how to assign license to the ESXi host.

Step 1:
Login to vSphere Web Client.
Click on the Hosts & Clusters.

Step 2:
Choose the ESXi host from Navigator Pane.
Click on the Manage Tab.
Click on Settings.
Click on System > Licensing


Step 3:
You will get the available license information here.

Step 4:
Click on Assign License on the right side.
Here you will get the Licensed available or currently assigned.


Step 5:
Click on Green Plus Icon below Licenses.
It will open the New License Window.
In the Box type your License Key & click Next to proceed.

Step 6:
Provide the License Name & you will also get License Information here.
Click Next to proceed.


Step 7:
Here verify your License key & click Finish to add the License.
That’s it you have successfully assigned License to the ESXi host.

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Mayur Parmar

Hi I am Mayur Parmar. Independent Author & Founder of Mastering VMware. I am working in IT industry for more than 4 Years with knowledge of VMware , Microsoft Server's, Linux Server's.

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