If you attached a vCenter Server instance together with its associated NSX Manager instance, you must use the vSphere Client to assign a license key for the NSX Manager instance that supports VMware Cloud Director networking.


This operation is restricted to system administrators.


  1. From a vSphere Client that is connected to the vCenter Server system, select Home > Licensing.
  2. For the report view, select Asset.
  3. Right-click the NSX Manager asset and select Change license key.
  4. Select Assign a new license key and click Enter Key.
  5. Enter the license key, enter an optional label for the key, and click OK.
    Use the NSX Manager license key you received when you purchased VMware Cloud Director. You can use this license key in multiple vCenter Server instances.
  6. Click OK.