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Licensing vCenter Operations Manager 5.x (2017464)


This article provides steps to license VMware vCenter Operations ManagerĀ 5.x.


VMware vCenter Operations Manager is an automated operations management solution that provides integrated performance, capacity, and configuration management for highly virtualized and cloud infrastructure.

Product Compatibility

vCenter Operations Manager supports VMware vCenter Server 4.0 Update 2 and later, managing hosts running ESX/ESXi 4.0 and later.

Licensing vCenter Operations Manager

To license vCenter Operations Manager:
  1. Log in to the registered vCenter Server system.
  2. In the vSphere Client, select Home > Licensing.
  3. In View by options, select Asset.
  4. In the list of assets, right-click your vCenter Operations Manager edition and click Change License Key.
  5. In the Assign License window, select Assign a new license key to this solution.
  6. Click Enter Key.
  7. Type the new license key and click OK. The license key appears in the Assign License window.
  8. Click OK to assign the license key.


  • You cannot view monitoring data if you do not assign a license to vCenter Operations Manager.
  • vCenter Operations Manager is licensed as an asset to vCenter Server that it monitors. You must register vCenter Operations with vCenter Server before you assign the license. To register vCenter Operations Manager with vCenter Server, open the vCenter Operations Manager Administration portal.
  • All license management tasks are performed in the vSphere Client. You cannot assign licenses in the vCenter Operations Manager Administration portal.

For more information, see theĀ VMware vCenter Operations Manager 5.0 Release Notes.

See Also

Request a Product Feature

To request a new product feature or to provide feedback on a VMware product, please visit the Request a Product Feature page.


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