To unlock all the capabilities of vSphere+, subscribe your vCenter Server to vSphere+.

When you subscribe your vCenter Server to vSphere+:

  • The vCenter Server and the connected hosts get enabled for subscription.
  • All hosts connected to this vCenter Server are billed to vSphere+.
  • Your vCenter Server can only be used with vSphere+. If you want to manage hosts licensed with license keys, you cannot reuse this vCenter Server. You must deploy a new vCenter Server.
  • You can configure and manage vSphere with Tanzu by using Tanzu Standard Runtime Edition included in your vSphere+ subscription. See vSphere with Tanzu Configuration and Management. For more information about Tanzu Standard Edition, see VMware Tanzu Documentation.


Ensure that your vSphere environment meets all the requirements. See System Requirements for vSphere+.


  1. Log in to the VMware Cloud console at
  2. Click Inventory.
  3. Subscribe your vCenter Server by using either of the following methods:
    • Click Subscribe in the notification.
    • Click the individual vCenter Server in the List View, and then click Subscribe.
  4. Select the eligible vCenter Server instances, and click Subscribe.

What to do next

You can now manage your vCenter Server updates from the VMC Console. See Enable Updates for Your vCenter Server.