After you obtain an appropriate license key, assign it to your Virtual SAN cluster. Alternatively, you can use an existing Virtual SAN license key if one is available in the inventory of the vCenter Server system.

Before you begin

  • Required privilege: Global.Licenses

  • If you plan to assign an existing license, verify that the license key is available in the vCenter Server system.

About this task

When you enable Virtual SAN for a cluster, you can use Virtual SAN in evaluation mode to explore its features. The evaluation period starts when Virtual SAN is enabled and expires after 60 days. To use Virtual SAN, you must license the cluster before the evaluation period expires. For more information, see the License Management and Reporting section of the vCenter Server and Host Management Guide.

Procedure

  1. In the vSphere Web Client, navigate to a cluster with enabled Virtual SAN.
  2. On the Manage tab, click Settings.
  3. Under Configuration, select Virtual SAN Licensing and click Assign License Key.
  4. Select a licensing option.

    Option

    Description

    Assign an existing license key

    Select the license key to assign and click OK

    Assign a new license key

    1. Type or copy and paste the license key, and type an optional label for the key.

    2. To verify that the license key is in the correct format, and that it is for Virtual SAN, click Decode.

    3. Click OK.