VMware Integrated OpenStack requires a license key to operate. Install a VMware Integrated OpenStack license key as soon as possible after you install VMware Integrated OpenStack.


VMware Integrated OpenStack uses the vSphere licensing infrastructure for license management. Ensure that you have sufficient vSphere licenses for vCenter Server to be able to use the vSphere Distributed Switch feature.


  1. In a Web browser, log in to the vSphere Web Client to administrate your vCenter Server instance on which VMware Integrated OpenStack is installed.
  2. On the vSphere Web Client Home tab, click Licensing.
  3. Click the plus sign on the Licenses tab.
  4. Enter the VMware Integrated OpenStack license key in the License Keys text box and click Next.
  5. Update the license name, review the details of the license, and click Finish.
  6. Click the Assets tab and click Solutions.
  7. Right-click the VMware Integrated OpenStack deployment and select Assign License.
  8. Select the license from the list of available licenses, and click OK.