glfadmin
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License Downgrade

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Hello All,

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 ?

Cheers

Col

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ramkrishna1
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Hi  glfadmin,

Welcome to the communities.

You may deactivate existing license then reactive it with new key.

"concentrate the mind on the present moment."

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ramkrishna1
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Hi  glfadmin,

Welcome to the communities.

You may deactivate existing license then reactive it with new key.

"concentrate the mind on the present moment."
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a_p_
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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!?

André

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glfadmin
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Hello,

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.

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a_p_
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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.

André

glfadmin
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Perfect - Thanks Andre

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