Al_MILCORP
Contributor
Contributor

Help! Cannot Get Licenses for ESX 3 Host

I have 2 ESX 3.0.1 servers. Everything looks ok from the license server side, however I can't configure the hosts to connect to the license server.

When I type in the license server IP in the license section of ESX it comes up with "Unable to change license state as the license server is unavailable".

Here's what I get from my license server when I use "Perform Status Query":

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Status

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Flexible License Manager status on Sun 2/11/2007 21:48

\[Detecting lmgrd processes...]

License server status: 27000@vmvc

License file(s) on vmvc: C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware License Server\vmware.lic:

vmvc: license server UP (MASTER) v10.1

Vendor daemon status (on vmvc):

VMWARELM: UP v10.1

Feature usage info:

Users of PROD_ESX_FULL: (Total of 32 licenses issued; Total of 0 licenses in use)

Users of PROD_ESX_VMTN: (Total of 32 licenses issued; Total of 0 licenses in use)

Users of PROD_ESX_STARTER: (Total of 32 licenses issued; Total of 0 licenses in use)

Users of PROD_ISCSI: (Total of 32 licenses issued; Total of 0 licenses in use)

Users of PROD_NAS: (Total of 32 licenses issued; Total of 0 licenses in use)

Users of PROD_SAN: (Total of 32 licenses issued; Total of 0 licenses in use)

Users of PROD_VSMP: (Total of 32 licenses issued; Total of 0 licenses in use)

Users of PROD_BACKUP: (Total of 32 licenses issued; Total of 0 licenses in use)

Users of ESX_FULL_ISCSI: (Total of 32 licenses issued; Total of 0 licenses in use)

Users of ESX_FULL_NAS: (Total of 32 licenses issued; Total of 0 licenses in use)

Users of ESX_FULL_SAN: (Total of 32 licenses issued; Total of 0 licenses in use)

Users of ESX_FULL_BACKUP: (Total of 32 licenses issued; Total of 0 licenses in use)

Users of ESX_FULL_VSMP: (Total of 32 licenses issued; Total of 0 licenses in use)

Users of VC_DAS: (Total of 32 licenses issued; Total of 0 licenses in use)

Users of VC_DRS: (Total of 32 licenses issued; Total of 0 licenses in use)

Users of PROD_VC: (Total of 32 licenses issued; Total of 1 license in use)

"PROD_VC" v2007.05, vendor: VMWARELM

floating license

SYSTEM vmvc vmvc (v2005.05) (vmvc/27000 101), start Sun 2/11 17:48

Users of VC_ESXHOST: (Total of 32 licenses issued; Total of 0 licenses in use)

Users of VC_GSXHOST: (Total of 32 licenses issued; Total of 0 licenses in use)

Users of VC_VMOTION: (Total of 32 licenses issued; Total of 0 licenses in use)

and when I run the "Diag:

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Diagnostics

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FLEXlm diagnostics on Sun 2/11/2007 21:51

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License file: C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware License Server\vmware.lic

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"PROD_ESX_FULL" v2005.05, vendor: VMWARELM

License server: vmvc

floating license expires: 31-dec-2010

This license can be checked out

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"PROD_ESX_VMTN" v2005.05, vendor: VMWARELM

License server: vmvc

floating license expires: 31-dec-2010

This license can be checked out

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"PROD_ESX_STARTER" v2005.05, vendor: VMWARELM

License server: vmvc

floating license expires: 31-dec-2010

This license can be checked out

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"PROD_ISCSI" v2005.05, vendor: VMWARELM

License server: vmvc

floating license expires: 31-dec-2010

This license can be checked out

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"PROD_NAS" v2005.05, vendor: VMWARELM

License server: vmvc

floating license expires: 31-dec-2010

This license can be checked out

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"PROD_SAN" v2005.05, vendor: VMWARELM

License server: vmvc

floating license expires: 31-dec-2010

This license can be checked out

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"PROD_VSMP" v2005.05, vendor: VMWARELM

License server: vmvc

floating license expires: 31-dec-2010

This license can be checked out

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"PROD_BACKUP" v2005.05, vendor: VMWARELM

License server: vmvc

floating license expires: 31-dec-2010

This license can be checked out

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"ESX_FULL_ISCSI" v2005.05, vendor: VMWARELM

License server: vmvc

floating license expires: 31-dec-2010

This license can be checked out

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"ESX_FULL_NAS" v2005.05, vendor: VMWARELM

License server: vmvc

floating license expires: 31-dec-2010

This license can be checked out

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"ESX_FULL_SAN" v2005.05, vendor: VMWARELM

License server: vmvc

floating license expires: 31-dec-2010

This license can be checked out

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"ESX_FULL_BACKUP" v2005.05, vendor: VMWARELM

License server: vmvc

floating license expires: 31-dec-2010

This license can be checked out

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"ESX_FULL_VSMP" v2005.05, vendor: VMWARELM

License server: vmvc

floating license expires: 31-dec-2010

This license can be checked out

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"VC_DAS" v2005.05, vendor: VMWARELM

License server: vmvc

floating license expires: 31-dec-2010

This license can be checked out

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"VC_DRS" v2005.05, vendor: VMWARELM

License server: vmvc

floating license expires: 31-dec-2010

This license can be checked out

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"PROD_VC" v2007.05, vendor: VMWARELM

License server: vmvc

floating license expires: 31-dec-2010

This license can be checked out

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"VC_ESXHOST" v2007.05, vendor: VMWARELM

License server: vmvc

floating license expires: 31-dec-2010

This license can be checked out

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"VC_GSXHOST" v2007.05, vendor: VMWARELM

License server: vmvc

floating license expires: 31-dec-2010

This license can be checked out

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"VC_VMOTION" v2007.05, vendor: VMWARELM

License server: vmvc

floating license expires: 31-dec-2010

This license can be checked out

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3 Replies
rock0n
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

from where do you get these bunch of licenses?

it looks a bit strange cause you only have two esx hosts..

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Al_MILCORP
Contributor
Contributor

We purchased the licenses because we are in the process of converting. We are trying to do some preliminary work first. Thanks!

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mowgus
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

Did you ever get this resolved? I'm running into the same problem.

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