You can update VMware HCX installations using evaluation or trial activation keys to use a standard HCX Advanced License key.


This procedure is applicable to both the source and destination HCX systems activated with NSX Data Center Enterprise Plus trial licenses (or expiring licenses).

This procedure, however, does not apply for HCX systems connecting with a VMware HCX-activated public cloud.


  • Administrative access to the HCX system.

  • NSX Data Center Enterprise Plus purchased license.


  1. Navigate to the HCX Appliance Management interface: https://hcx-ip-or-fqdn:9443.
  2. Navigate to the Configuration tab.
  3. Select License on the side menu and click Edit.
  4. Enter the new HCX Advanced license (NSX Enterprise Plus key), and click UPDATE.