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Computer settings - ESX

The Computer Settings tab lets you provide information about peripheral devices and localization settings.

Field definitions


Select the keyboard layout type that you want to be the system default. For example, in the United States you would probably select us.


Select a type of mouse that you want to use with the machine.
The ESX 4.0 system package type does not include this option.

Time zone

Do either of the following:

  • Select a time zone from the drop-down list.
  • ESX 4.0 system packages: Select a time zone or check Use Custom TimeZone. Then for Custom TimeZone, click Select Property to display a drop-down menu of available properties. Select the property that contains the time zone.


Select a language option from the drop-down list. For example, in the United States, select English (USA).
The ESX 4.0 system package type does not include this option.

License key (ESX 4.0 only)

Enter the key to the software license you are using, including all hyphens in the key. Use the format: XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX.

Proceed to the Network - ESX tab.

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