To import license keys data and synchronize your vSphere environment with your My VMware environment, use the Import My License Keys Data wizard to upload a Products, Licenses, Details, and History .CSV file that you generate in the My VMware reports section.
About this task
You upload the .CSV file that you generate in My VMware on the Upload import file page of the Import License Keys Data wizard.
Do not open in Microsoft Excel or any other software the .CSV file that you plan to upload to your vCenter license inventory. Upload only the original .CSV file after you generate it in My VMware. If you want to preview the report data in the .CSV file, make a copy of the file and preview the copy instead. For information how to preview CSV files, seeUsing CSV files.
After you upload the .CSV file to your vSphere environment, the system analyzes the data in the file and compares the data to the current license keys information in your vCenter license inventory. Based on the results of the analysis, the system concludes what actions you must perform in order to update your vCenter license inventory with the current details from your My VMware environment.
For information about the types of actions that the system might recommend you to perform based on the .CSV file analysis, seePreview the Results of the Imported CSV File Analysis.
- On the Upload Import File page of the Import License Keys Data wizard, click Browse to locate the .CSV file that you want to upload, select the file, and click Open.
- Click Next.
Uploading the file might take a few seconds.