Last modified at 5/7/2014 4:39 PM by Koen Zomers

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It took me a while to figure out how to apply the free VMware ESXi Hypervisor license to my installation to get out of the 60 days evaluation period, so I will write down the steps how to do so here:

  1. Install the vSphere Client if you haven't done so already
  2. Start the vSphere Client and log on to your VMware machine
  3. You will be shown the notification that your product is unlicensed. Click OK to continue.


  4. In vSphere Client, make sure the server you want to license is selected on the left and click on the Configuration tab at the right.

  5. At the left under the Software section, click on the link Licensed Features


  6. At the right click on the Edit link


  7. Select the radio button in front of Assign a new license key to this host and click on the Enter Key button. Enter your free license key in the box and click OK.


  8. You should now see that your product is registered and out of the 60 day evaluation period.