You can use the SDDC Manager UI to add component license keys to the SDDC Manager inventory.

SDDC Manager does not manage solution license keys. See Managing License Keys in VMware Cloud Foundation for more information about solution license keys.


  1. In the navigation pane, click Administration > Licensing.
  2. Click + License Key.
    An image of the add license key button.
  3. Select a product from the drop-down menu.
  4. Enter the license key.
  5. Enter a description for the license.
    A description can help in identifying the license.
  6. Click Add.

What to do next

If you want to replace an existing license with a newly added license, you must add and assign the new license in the management UI (for example, vSphere Client or NSX Manager) of the component whose license you are replacing.