vmware, esx and csphere 4 no licensing icon

Posted on 2009-12-23
Last Modified: 2012-05-08

I am currently evaluating esx\vsphere 4 and I have been reading up about when I purchae licenses i can turn the trial into a full copy, it says that to in the vmware docs to:

To add licenses:
1.Log in to the vSphere Client.
2.Click Home. Under the Administration section, click the Licensing icon.
3.Click Manage vSphere Licenses.
4.Enter the License Key in the Enter new vSphere license keys field (one per line).
5.Include labels for new license keys as necessary.
6.Click Add License Keys.

But in my vsphere client there is no licensing icon? does anyone know why this is and how I enter the license later?


Question by:JulianHaines
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    Accepted Solution

    Can you see at this location?


    Author Comment

    Thanks for your reply, yes the "Software features is there" but I sill can not see how to enter a key? see my attached screenshot.


    Author Comment

    Sorry just seen it a small "Edit.." button at the top right. noy very clear..

    Thanks for your help

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