Activating VMware vCenter Protect - Configuration Management

 

Until you activate VMware vCenter Protect - Configuration Management you are very limited in the actions you are allowed to perform. You activate the program by entering a valid activation key. To activate VMware vCenter Protect - Configuration Management:

 

  1. If you have an electronic copy of your license key copy it to your computer's clipboard.

Your license key is typically sent to you in an e-mail from VMware Inc when you purchase the product.

  1. From the VMware vCenter Protect - Configuration Management menu select Help > Enter License Key.

The Activation dialog appears.

  1. Click Next.

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To copy the activation key from the clipboard to VMware vCenter Protect - Configuration Management, click Yes and the key is automatically copied to the Enter Activation Key dialog. If you want to manually type your activation key, click No and the Enter Activation Key dialog appears.

 

 

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  1. When the activation key has been entered on the dialog, click Next.

 

If you have an Internet connection

 

If you have an Internet connection and the activation is successful the Registration Complete dialog is displayed. At this point the activation process is complete.

 

If you do not have an Internet connection

 

If you do not have an Internet connection the following dialog appears:

 

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  1. Select the This system does not have a connection to the Internet option and then click Finish.

A text file is generated and opened within the Notepad application.

  1. Save the file and then move it to a computer that has an Internet connection.

  2. E-mail the file to shavlik-license@vmware.com.

VMware Inc will process the license information and e-mail you back the processed license file.

  1. When you receive the processed license file, move the file to the computer you are installing the program on and then double-click the file.

VMware vCenter Protect - Configuration Management will now be activated.