Steve2point0
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Foundations only on trial version?

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Hello all,

  We are trying to evaluate vCenter Operations Manager for our environment. I have installed the OVA package, setup the servers, no real issues. However I can't seem to get any mode of licensing other than foundations. I downloaded the trial key, installed it through the licence manager in vCenter, I tried logging out and then back in and no love.

Any ideas? I'm not sure what I'm missing here.

Thank you kindly,

Steven

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ysandfort
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Did you ASSIGN the license in the vCenter Server? Did you restart services or vApp afterwards?

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ysandfort
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Did you ASSIGN the license in the vCenter Server? Did you restart services or vApp afterwards?

comdivision consulting GmbH (www.comdivision.com) is a germany based Solution Provider. We provide specialised knowledge and solutions around licensing, troubleshooting and performance tuning. Our team of award winning trainer's and consultant's which are happy to help you educate your users and customers. comdivision consulting is proud VMware partner of the Management & Zimbra Lighthouse program
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After you assign the license you can go to Admin UI / Status tab and hit Reload button.

No need to restart the services in this case.

Thanks,

Alex D.

Steve2point0
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Thank you all, I did end up restarting the vApp and that displayed the advanced options. For some reason it doesn't display in the web client. I logged out and back in. Do I have to restart the vCenter server?

Thanks,

Steven

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jddias
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It is not necessary to restart the vApp or the services to get the license to apply - see this link for help.

http://www.storagegumbo.com/2013/01/vc-ops-why-wont-my-license-apply.html

As long as you can access the features for your edition, then your license is active regardless of what the Admin UI states.

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