rhubear25
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6.7 Eval License problem

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I orig downloaded / built a custom ESXi iso using v-front.de scripts etc.

This was bc I am using a cheaper NIC:  Intel I350T2, which I seem to remember is not supported in V7 Hypervisor.

Up til now I haven't had a problem with licensing.  Even the ESXi license info shows an eval license without expiry date. (screenshots)

If I login to my.vmware, hypervisor downloads, I only have 6.0 & 6.5 available to choose from.  The version I created through v-front was 6.7.

I have previously had 2 VMs running without problem.  I currently have 1 VM running.  I wanted to boot a 2nd new VM which failed to boot bc of licensing.  Other previous VMs have been discontinued.

With my existing NIC, what are my options for sorting out licensing problems?   I don't remember using a license from vmware directly since the install of ESXi defaulted to the eval license which you see in the screenshot.

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e_espinel
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Hello.
The Eval license only lasts 60 days from the date of installation.

The error messages are clear the license has expired.

What you see in the Eval license is not correct, it may be a browser failure or other problem.


All Eval licenses have an expiration date. So the VMs cannot be turned on, if you turn off the other VMs you will not be able to turn them on again.

You can obtain a free license in the attached links, but this license has several disabled components

https://my.vmware.com/en/web/vmware/evalcenter?p=free-esxi7

https://my.vmware.com/en/group/vmware/evalcenter?p=free-esxi6

https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/2107518

 

Enrique Espinel
Senior Technical Support IBM, Lenovo and VMware vSphere.
VMware VSP-SV, VTSP-SV, VTSP-HCI
VMware VTSP 4, VTSP 5.
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e_espinel
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Hello.
The Eval license only lasts 60 days from the date of installation.

The error messages are clear the license has expired.

What you see in the Eval license is not correct, it may be a browser failure or other problem.


All Eval licenses have an expiration date. So the VMs cannot be turned on, if you turn off the other VMs you will not be able to turn them on again.

You can obtain a free license in the attached links, but this license has several disabled components

https://my.vmware.com/en/web/vmware/evalcenter?p=free-esxi7

https://my.vmware.com/en/group/vmware/evalcenter?p=free-esxi6

https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/2107518

 

Enrique Espinel
Senior Technical Support IBM, Lenovo and VMware vSphere.
VMware VSP-SV, VTSP-SV, VTSP-HCI
VMware VTSP 4, VTSP 5.
Please mark my comment as the Correct Answer/Kudos if this solution resolved your problem Thank you.
Пожалуйста, отметьте мой комментарий как "Правильный ответ/Кудос", если это решение решило вашу проблему. Спасибо.

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rhubear25
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Tnx for link, have installed free license.

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