I am trying to downgrade my VSphere 5 Enterprise license key to Essentials Plus in my VCenter. I have purchase all the necessary license keys but when I attempt to apply them, I receive the following mesage.
"The host is licensed with VMware vSphere 5 Essentials Plus. The license edition of vCenter Server does not support VMware vSphere5 Essentials Plus."
Do I need to downgrade the vCenter first ? If so, how can I do this ?
Which version of vSphere/ESXi do you use? Do you use the vSphere Client for Windows or the Web Client?
I assume you already entered the license key for vCenter Server for Essentials as well as the CPU license key!?
I am using vSphere 5.0 with update 1.
I have not yet entereted the vCenter license key, I think this is my trouble. Where can I enter this ?
Thanks for the replies.
Logon to the vCenter Server using the vSphere Client, then click "Home" followed by "Licensing". In the upper right corner you will find a link to "Manage vSphere Licenses ..." which opens a wizard to enter and assign licenses to vCenter Server as well as the hosts.