If you use a term license, you must enter a product license key.

Note: The product license key is not required if you have a VMware Horizon 8 subscription license. For more information about subscription licenses, see Enabling VMware Horizon 8 for Subscription Licenses and Horizon Control Plane Services.

You do not have to configure a license key when you install a replicated Connection Server instance. Replicated instances use the common license key stored in the Horizon LDAP configuration.

Note: Connection Server requires a valid license key. The product license key is a 25-character key.

Horizon term licenses include an additional 30 days beyond the written expiration date for continued access. You can use these 30 days to repurchase a Horizon license and install before the original term license expires.

Example: If you purchased a one year Horizon term license on 10 Oct 2021, the 30-day grace period means your license expires at 12:00 on 11 Nov 2022.


  1. In Horizon Console, select Settings > Product Licensing and Usage.
  2. In the Licensing Settings panel, click Edit License.
  3. Enter the license serial number and click OK.
  4. Verify the license expiration date.
  5. Verify that the component licenses are enabled or disabled, based on the edition of VMware Horizon 8 that your product license entitles you to use.