To add a new license to your system, such as a newly purchased license, upload a new license file.

When you upload a license file, the new file affects all servers capable of using the licenses.


  1. Purchase the required licenses.
  2. Download the new license file to a local server, as directed by VMware Smart Assurance during the purchase process.


  1. Log in to the Centralized Management UI using the following URL:
  2. In the navigation pane, select Licenses Management.
  3. Click Upload at the top of the page.
    The License Upload dialog appears.
  4. Click Browse and locate the new license file that you downloaded.
  5. Click OK.
    The system extracts the licenses and displays them in the table on the Licenses Listing pane.
  6. When the License Upload Complete dialog appears, click OK, and then click Continue.
    The new license automatically affects all servers capable of using the license.
  7. Delete the trial licenses that correspond to newly licensed features, if any.

    To delete a trial license, see Delete licenses.