(Optional) If a license is not assigned during deployment of the Management vCenter Server and ESXi hosts, you may add new licenses for this vCenter Server instance if needed.


  1. Log in to the Compute vCenter Server by using the vSphere Web Client.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://sfo01w01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local/vsphere-client .
    2. Log in using the following credentials.



      User name




  2. Click the Home icon above the Navigator and select Administration.
  3. On the Administration page, click Licenses and click the Licenses tab.
  4. Click the Create New Licenses icon to add license keys.
  5. On the Enter license keys page, enter license keys for vCenter Server and ESXi, one per line, and click Next.
  6. On the Edit license name page, enter a descriptive name for the license key, and click Next.
  7. On the Ready to complete page, review your entries, and click Finish.
  8. Assign the newly added licenses to the respective assets.
    1. Click the Assets tab and select vCenter Server systems.
    2. Select the sfo01w01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local vCenter Server instance, and click the Assign License icon.
    3. Select the vCenter Server license that you entered in the previous step and click OK.