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mescobarhms01
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Unable to get license server to work

I just set up a Virtual Center server and set up the license server as well. When I hit the button that says "Perform Status Enquiry" or using VIC under the "Administration" menu and "License" tab, I can see the licenses, 16 CPUs with all 16 available. I can point a node at the license server and it does not error. When I edit the options, I have "Unlicensed" or "ESX Server Standard". After selecting "ESX Server Standard", in the recent tasks appears: "Set Production Edition" and it completes successfully. However, it still shows up as unlicnesed. I thought the node might need a reboot, but after that it still showed as unlicensed. Any ideas?

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bangboss
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I have had that issue once, is it possible that you initially intalled the product as a demo? Check unthe the Administration menu (not the icon) and Virtual Center Management Server Configuration. You should get the License server option open, change to the appropriate setup.

I hope this helps.

Robert

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mescobarhms01
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No, virtual center is a fresh install with license server included.

The nodes were installed as evaluation and I am unable to license them

now. The settings all look correct to me.

On Feb 22, 2009, at 8:16 AM, "bangboss" <communities-

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JoeLyons
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Hi,

I had the same problem and all i did was uninstall and re-install liciece server. It has been fine ever since.

Joe

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mescobarhms01
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Just the license server or all of VC? I've heard there is a separate

installer for the license server but I just installed the one included

with VC.

On Feb 22, 2009, at 10:26 AM, "JoeLyons" <communities-

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christianZ
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Have you configured your Esx host to use the licence server?

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mescobarhms01
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Yes, it is pointed towards the license server and I can now see it is

successfully grabbing virtual center agent licenses, but not the esx

standard license.

On Feb 22, 2009, at 10:45 AM, "christianZ" <communities-emailer@vmware.com

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christianZ
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Try to connect with VI client on your Esx host directly and see what configured there.

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Erik_Zandboer
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Are you running the free ESXi edition? Because if you are , and you add those to vCenter, the ESXi nodes will consume a virtualcenter agent license, but no other licenses since ESXi itself is a free product. You should see a VC agent for each ESXi node being used, and one for vCenter itself... That's all that should be used. If you use the free ESXi that is.

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mescobarhms01
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No, it's ESX 3.5. I'm going to attempt reinstalling VC when I get the

chance.

On Feb 22, 2009, at 4:46 PM, "Erik Zandboer" <communities-emailer@vmware.com

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