If you are not local to the host and cannot access the direct console, use the vSphere Client to access the ESXi license key.


  1. From the vSphere Client, select the host in the inventory.
  2. Click the Configuration tab.
  3. In the Software section, click Licensed Features.
    The license key and a list of features that you can configure on the host appears. The license key appears in the form XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX.