Smegsly
Contributor
Contributor

License Change

Hello;

Sorry if this is explained, but I cannot find it so far.

I have ESXi 5 running on a 2 CPU MBO with only 1 CPU installed and a 1 CPU license. I want to add another CPU but I don't know how to upgrade my licence to be able to activate the 2nd CPU when I install it.

Thanks for your help

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weinstein5
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Immortal

If it is a vended license you will have to go back to the partner or VMware or whomever you purchased the license from - if it is the free license you will have to generate a new licenses for two CPU -

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a_p_
Leadership
Leadership

What type of license do you currently have? If it's a free Hypervisor license you may not need to do anything, if it is a paid license you need a second CPU license.

André

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Smegsly
Contributor
Contributor

Sorry, it is the free license. I got it direct from VMware site after downloading the software and registering.

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