dremke
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virtual hardware changed after ESX upgrade?

Helo,

a customer of us have a problem after upgrading the ESX server from version 3.0.1 to 3.5. He use a software in a virtual machine that generate a license key that depend on the virtual hardware. After the upgrade the software display that the license key is invalid. Does upgrading the ESX change the virtual hardware?

Thanks for your replies!

Regards,

Daniel

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Texiwill
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Hello,

Yes the virtual hardware can be updated when you upgrade to VI3.5, you should update the virtual hardware within the VM as well. You may have to have your license key reissued depending on what it is based upon.


Best regards,

Edward L. Haletky

VMware Communities User Moderator

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Author of the book 'VMWare ESX Server in the Enterprise: Planning and Securing Virtualization Servers', Copyright 2008 Pearson Education.

CIO Virtualization Blog: http://www.cio.com/blog/index/topic/168354

As well as the Virtualization Wiki at http://www.astroarch.com/wiki/index.php/Virtualization

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weinstein5
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Also do not forget to upgrade VMware Tools in the VM

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