You can use the NSX Manager UI to add one or more license keys.

The following non-evaluation license types are available:

  • Standard
  • Advanced
  • Enterprise

When you install NSX Manager, a pre-installed evaluation license becomes active and is valid for 60 days. The evaluation license provides all the features of an enterprise license. You cannot install or unassign an evaluation license.

You can install one or more of the non-evaluation licenses, but for each type, you can only install one key. When you install a standard, advanced, or enterprise license, the evaluation license is no longer available. You can also unassign non-evaluation licenses. If you unassign all non-evaluation licenses, the evaluation license is restored.

If you have multiple keys of the same license type and want to combine the keys, you must go to and use the Combine Keys functionality. The NSX Manager UI does not provide this functionality.


  1. From your browser, log in with admin privileges to an NSX Manager at https://nsx-manager-ip-address.
  2. Select System > Configuration > License from the navigation panel.
  3. Click Add to enter the license key.
  4. Click Save.