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I downloaded the free version of ESXi 4.1 and installed it on a server to get a feel for it. I installed the client. I t has most of the features a full blown version has. However there is no licensing area. I received a license for the free version. How do apply this license?
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After you log in to the ESXi host, click on Inventory from the 'Home' page. On the left, click on/highlight your ESXi host IP or hostname, then on the right click on the Configuration tab. Here you will notice (in the Software box) a link that says 'Licensed Features'. Click that then in the upper right click 'Edit'. You can then enter your free ESXi license.

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by:Robby Swartenbroekx
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in the ViClient you go to your ESXi server to the tab Configuration.
click on Licensed Features and in the right top you click edit. here you can insert the license.
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A couple more instructions...click on the 'Assign new key' radio button, then Enter Key button to enter the key.

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by:Deepak Kosaraju
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In order to enter the serial number in your ESX4i host use vsphere client.
 
Login to ESX server using vspher client and follow the steps below.

Home -> Inventory -> top level (your ESXi Host)
Configuration Tab
Left-hand side - Licensed features
Edit -> Assign new key to this host -> Enter Key
Paste your key
Confirm all the rest
Your ESXi Server is now fully licensed
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by:thiagotietze
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Log in to the vSphere Client.
Click Home. Under the Administration section, click the Licensing icon.
Click Manage vSphere Licenses.
Enter the License Key in the Enter new vSphere license keys field (one per line).
Include labels for new license keys as necessary.
Click Add License Keys.

Here you can pick up more information about the licensing procedure:
http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1010839
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by:Deepak Kosaraju
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by:fredleone
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Found it
Thank you
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