Licensing a standalone ESXi host

  1. To license a standalone ESXi 5.x (vSphere Hypervisor):
  2. Log in to the ESXi host using vSphere Client.
  3. Click the Configuration tab.
  4. Click Licensed Features under Software.
  5. Click Edit under Licensed Features.
  6. Select Assign a new license key to this host.
  7. Press Enter and enter the License Key.
  8. Click OK.

Ta-da! I know it’s not rocket science, but it might just get annoying trying to find this location.

Reference:
http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2014295#Licensing a standalone ESXi host

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