VMware vSphere 6 Applying SoftLayer Issued Licenses

SoftLayer offers many VMware Add On licenses that can be purchased directly and stored on the SoftLayer control portal. Once a license is purchased to apply the license to your vSphere Host(s) please follow the directions below

  1. Login to SoftLayer Control Portal 
  2. Navigate to Devices > Manage > VMware Licenses
  3. Note the VMware License Key
  4. Login to your vCenter Instance(s)
  5. Navigate to the Adminstraton > Licensing > Licenses screen
    • From this screen you can see what licenses have been applied as well as apply new licenses
  6. To apply a new License click the green plus [+] sign
  7. Enter your License Key(s) one per line
  8. Click Next
  9. Enter a descriptive License Name
  10. Click Finish